Hello there, thanks for joining me on this review, which happens to be for Whistler’s Grease Monkey.
Buyer motivation for this one: I suspect this is Exotic Genetix’s Grease Monkey, which I see elsewhere under a different name. I wanted this offering so bad I also bought another, more expensive Whistler offering so I could “get a better deal on shipping”, and also look “super smart” by mentioning it here.
Grease Monkey is part of Exotic’s 2019 lineup, it’s a cross of a Gorilla Glue #4 female and a Cookies & Cream male. Exotic has an F2 out for the 2020 year, I suspect we’re reviewing the F1 generation here.
Quick aside, if you’re interested in this breeder, I’d recommend checking out the origin story on their website.
Most of what I buy is online, and I get it shipped, usually by Purolator. At the start of legalization, I could tell the driver in my area wasn’t thrilled to be driving around a bunch of dope, but he’s come around. And now we’ve reached an equilibrium where we just try to quip each other at the door which, if you know me personally, I am terrible at.
So Purolator’s at my place to drop off the Whistler stuff, and I’m waiting at the door, mentally preparing to say something witty. Driver marches up the walk with a look on his face that says: checkmate weedo. As he swings the package up to me, I get a skunky waft from the box. This is the first time I’ve received a package that smelled, but shipping was delayed (4 days total) and the weather was hot.
Whistler ships in a small box, barely large enough to house two 5g containers. Their containers come in a sealed plastic bag, without negative pressure. When I got into this Grease Monkey, I found the seal wasn’t properly affixed to the lid of the jar, which is likely the cause of the smell, compounded by time and heat.
Overall, visuals are respectably good.
Stigmas are saturated in orange, brining a vibrance to the flower you don’t often see. Complimented by the deep violet, the contrasting colours span a notable distance.
Size and trim are the elements of possible disappointment. None of the buds are large and there are several instances of trim leaf coating the flower’s surface.
Coverage is observable, not prominent.
The feel on the buds are great. Arrived with a nerf ball feel. After about a week in the container, it’s lost some of its bounce but are still structurally sound. Cohesion within the grinds is evident.
Frontage on the aroma is prominent, but it hits flat, flopping at the sinus all at once. The profile focuses itself on the pine tones, with a downward expanse into creamy herb that complements the pine, making it feel fresh. Top notes include slight pepper and fuel, not enough to pull the gravity away from the pine midriff.
A flurry of secondary notes (like oily mint, soapy citrus, and soft lavender) adds dimension within the profile. None of the top or secondary notes stand proud of the pine composition, but their influence within the mixture is captivating.
The fresh pine notes follow up in the flavours, taking centre stage alongside their supportive notes. The back end earth notes, flecked by sulphurs and peppers, bring balance to the seemingly top loaded olfactory profile. Still, the new pine dominates the tastes, giving it a green, herbaceous feel with sweet leaf finish.
The wealth of the profile is in its width, the number of notes it contains, but lacks magnitude, none reach too far. Character is present and perhaps deeply intriguing, but some may find it coy.
Price on this 5 gram package was $65, or $13.00 per gram. With regards to my recent purchase history (Ruxton, Gabriola, Sour Jack, Strawberry Fire OG) I’m not thrilled about the price, but it is in the top half of value for money.
Interest in the Exotic cultivar is what brought me to this offering, so I didn’t mind paying the money to see the show, once. That’s me; I wanted to see it in the most authentic way I could, aside from growing it myself.
In the wider picture, I suspect other producers offer a similar version in the recreational market, for less money. If there’s a chance at similar quality from someone else, at a 30% discount; it’s a logical place to start. What’s in a name anyways?
Whistler’s Grease Monkey. I was captivated by the name, and paid $13 per gram to see it. I found good quality and interesting olfactory profile. Compared to what I’ve purchased recently, I don’t feel so bad about the money spent, but you might be able to see a similar version elsewhere for less money.
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