Monkey Shoulder Whisky & Tanooki Suit Cocktail

You like Star Wars, right? How about Back To The Future? Did you always pick Luigi when you played Mario Kart? When you go back and watch Goodfellas or Cujo what do you drink? Monkey Shoulder wants to get in your mouth. It’s whisky that you can drink as a grown up, but without being too grown up.

Let’s be honest, Scotch Whisky might be the only thing you can drink that is more prone to snobbery than wine. Monkey Shoulder is not for snobs. Making Monkey Shoulder takes a fair amount of care, though. Blending three single malt whiskies is no small feat and the blenders in charge are some of the most awarded in the liquor industry. In fact, Monkey Shoulder just won a double gold at the San Francisco Spirits Awards.

But let’s talk more about the fun stuff.

This isn’t whisky to sit and sniff and sip with distilled water. This is whisky you can experiment with. Got a favourite whisky cocktail? Try it with Monkey Shoulder instead. This is whisky you drink while playing a game. Twister? Trouble? Tetris or Trivial Pursuit if you’re feeling brainy. This is whisky you drink when you get home after a date, preferably with your date.

Next time you choose your whisky, choose wisely.


Custom Cocktail: Tanooki Suit
2 ounces Monkey Shoulder Whisky
1 ounce fresh squeezed Orange Juice
1 ounce Lemon Juice
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
3 ounces Ginger Ale

Build all ingredients in collins glass except for Ginger Ale. Fill with ice. Top with ginger ale. Garnish with candied ginger and a mint sprig.

What you need to remember:
Monkey Shoulder is a blended malt whisky. That means a blend of three Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, NOT a blended whisky.

What to brag about at your next cocktail party or to show off on your next date:
Monkey Shoulder is named after an affliction that distillery workers used to suffer from repetitive strains on their bodies. Shovelling barley is hard work!

What to order with your Monkey Shoulder Cocktail:

Post in collaboration with Monkey Shoulder and PMA Canada. Please drink responsibly.