International Monkey Day is promoting the protection of topical rainforests and also focuses on some endangered species and other non-human primates such as apes, tarsiers, and lemurs. But now we need to focus on three monkeys. The three ‘brass’ monkeys on the shoulder of the bottle, representing the three malts that comprise the blend. The name of Monkey Shoulder is inspired by the traditional malt whisky distillation process in which malted barley was mixed by hand with shovels. This labor-intensive process often caused a shoulder injury to workers, causing their arms to hang low like those of a monkey. This injury was therefore dubbed “monkey shoulder” — the inspiration for Monkey Shoulder’s name. Cheers for ecological conservation and Monkey shoulder.