2020. The year we’d all like to forget. But even this year we had some things to celebrate; we finished every season of everything on Netflix, we finally learned Spanish (una Monkey Shoulder por favor), achieved plenty of family time, and we also won 2 gold medals at the 2020 International Spirits Challenge awards. Not bad going!

Then, if you’re looking for a gift for someone close to you, or if it’s just for you to say well done for making it through 2020, buy a Monkey Shoulder Gift gift pack at participating retailers for R399. Simply put, it’s a great looking pack worthy of a friend’s jealousy and functional with simple cocktail recipes to help you impress the rest during the festive season. The world keeps spinning, and you keep winning.

Rich with fruity aromas and mellow vanilla notes Monkey Shoulder is perfect for sipping neat or mixing in cocktails. Whether you’re throwing an awesome socially distanced festive party or spending (more) time at home with family or friends, any of our Monkey Shoulder cocktails are sure to make your festivities merrier than ever.

Visit their website and select any of the delicious cocktails and share your experience by tagging Monkey Shoulder on social media.


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Monkey Shoulder is the world’s first 100% malt whisky made for mixing.

Using batches from just 27 casks, Monkey Shoulder is created by combining single malts from three of Speyside’s finest distilleries. Known for breaking conventional whisky rules and traditions, Monkey Shoulder puts the fun back into whisky drinking. Famed for its versatility, the smooth and rich taste has hints of mellow vanilla – a flavour which works well with mixers and when included in cocktails.


Monkey Shoulder: International Wine & Spirits Competition, 2020 2 X GOLD, 2019 SILVER, 2018 GOLD

The term ‘monkey shoulder’ harks back to whiskey making heritage. It’s a reference to a condition that malt men sometimes picked up while working long shifts, turning the barley by hand. It had a tendency to cause their arm to hang down a bit like a monkey’s, hence the nickname ‘Monkey Shoulder’. Thankfully practices have changed, and the condition no longer exists!