Monkey Shoulder is a scotch blend from three different Speyside distilleries; Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie. It's a little different than what I usually go for in a scotch, in that it's pretty sweet and vanilla-y as apposed to peaty and salty. However, I'm enjoying the change of pace from my usual smoky stuff.
It's a great budget-option that can easily be enjoyed both as a sipper and a mixer. Keep in mind that scotch can be a little divisive. Some people LOVE a specific type of scotch, while someone else will swear that the same stuff is the nastiest thing they've ever put in their mouth. Maybe try some out at a local bar before commiting to a whole bottle!