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Cobra
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:52 am    Post subject: Monkey shoulder Reply with quote

Am I the only person who doesn’t see the magic in monkey shoulder? I admit that as a rule I prefer single malt but I did try monkey shoulder and I don’t see what all the fuss is about . I found copper dog a better blend with better flavours.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i found monkey shoulder just very smooth very little character profile
i wont go out of my way for it probably contains a lot of kininve and not much glenfiddich or balvenie
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have to remember what the monkey is, it’s not supposed to beat the £30 plus single malts, I’ve never bought a full bottle but had loads of miniatures which was bought for me and at time of trying them I found it fruity and spicy and will do a good turn for certain people, had plenty of ok nights on it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always thought of it as an easy enough drinker that is mainly aimed at the trendy bar mixed drinks and premium cocktail market. In fact my bottle I have in the cupboard usually only gets poured for visitors who insist on having a mixer with there whisky
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get that but for that price I feel you can get so much better
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The price is not good fact!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having only every tried it as a miniature I'd suggest there are better options for equal or less. Even single malts.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just feel that it’s underwhelming but a lot of you tube reviews really give it higher ratings than it deserves
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on cobra give it another chance, don’t think it’s there to blow you away and there’s a time to try it for that bit of difference, as said i agree on the price comparison to certain single malts, a question for you! How much have you tried on the monkey?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was ok the last time I had it, not exciting but not too bad. , there will of course be many batch variations with something like this.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first bottlings I couldn’t really fault especially at the £25 price point. It’s a good introduction to blended malts
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At £25 would chivas extra be in direct competition and which one in everyone’s opinion would come out on top as I’ve got a bottle coming today
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ralfy legend wrote:
Come on cobra give it another chance, don’t think it’s there to blow you away and there’s a time to try it for that bit of difference, as said i agree on the price comparison to certain single malts, a question for you! How much have you tried on the monkey?

I think maybe you should maybe buy me a bottle as I’m not going to buy anymore but I’m always open to a gift lol you know the address
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These words you keep putting into my mouth is starting to choke me hehe, like I’ve said I’m never going to pay £27 for the monkey , as I’ve tried the monkey all I’m saying I enjoyed the drink on the few nights that I did, anyway move on my friend as your starting to bore me 👍
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok I’ll move on and maybe you’ll get that monkey off your back I might even do a side by side comparison between monkey shoulder and some other blends at some point but I’ll let you bring your blood pressure back down my friend
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