Whisky Focus - MacNair's Lum Reek Peated 21 Year Old Review

MacNair's Lum Reek Peated 21 Year Old Review

2nd July 2019
Review of MacNair's Lum Reek Peated 21 Year Old blended malt whisky.

MacNair's Lum Reek Peated 21 Year OldSitting at the top of the Lum Reek blended malt whisky range is MacNair's Lum Reek Peated 21 Year Old, a blend of some undisclosed Islay and Speyside peated malts combined with GlenAllachie as you would expect as it is from the folks behind the GlenAllachie distillery.

The Lum Reek 21 year old was aged in a combination of Oloroso, Virgin Oak and Red Wine casks. Non chill filtered, natural colour and bottled at 48% ABV.

In creating the MacNair's Lum Reek blended malt whisky range, Billy Walker, who you may recognise as the man who developed the BenRiach, GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh Distilleries into what they are today, has said to have recreated the peated whiskies of 100 years ago for the modern-day palette.

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: A little raisin, pear and sweet vanilla toffee with a dusting of gentle peat smoke, a touch of honey and some distant pepper and dark chocolate.

Taste: Gentle sweet peat coats the mouth and spicy toffee, honeyed, a gentle sherried fruitiness, some lovely dark chocolate keeping the oaky sugars in check.

Finish: Medium to long finish, the dark chocolate hangs in there for a while, the sweet peat becomes a little more ashy before bowing out leaving slightly drying tobacco notes.

Comment: A lovely balance of sweet peat, dark chocolate and a very light sherried fruitiness from nose to finish.

SMW Score 85/100

You will find MacNair's Lum Reek whisky range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as Master of Malt

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