MacNair's Lum Reek 12 Year Old
(Speyside, Scotland) [USC 93]
Regular price $100.00 Sale price $68.97 Save $31.03
Notes from the Distillery:
MacNair’s Lum Reek 12-year-old combines Single Malts from Islay and Speyside – two of the most renowned whisky producing regions in Scotland. The recipe, created by industry veteran and Master Distiller/Blender of the Year, Billy Walker, includes both peated and unpeated whiskies, including aged GlenAllachie single malt.
The small batch expression was matured at the GlenAllachie distillery in a combination of first fill Bourbon, Pedro Ximénez and red wine casks until the whisky reached its optimum. These casks are matured on site at GlenAllachie Distillery until the final cask vatting is blended by Billy and bottled at 46% ABV, unchilfiltered and with no added colouring. The result is a lovely rich, balanced malt with hints of peat smoke on the nose and palate. The old Scottish saying “Lang may yer lum reek”, literally meaning long may your chimney smoke, is the best way to wish someone a long, healthy and prosperous life!
Color: Copper Bronze
Nose: Sweet peat reek, butterscotch, warming mocha, and gentle nutmeg
Taste: Lashings of heather honey, rich toffee, and sweet spices, all with undertones of peat
Ratings & Reviews
Best Scotch Blended Malt 12 Years & Under - World Whiskies Awards 2022, 2020
Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2021
Gold - Scotch Whisky Masters 2021
93 Points, Top 100, Excellent/Highly Recommended - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2021
"Floral smoke and honey on the nose make way for this exquisite blended dram where notes of tobacco, hay, caramel candy, ripe orange and roasted peanuts mingle on the palate and taper with a finish of dark bread and smoky tea."
91 Points - Whisky Advocate:
"The new recipe is a big step forward, with a dry nose that abounds with rich aromatic peat smoke, wiry heather moorlands, rabbi dates, raisins, and mixed peel. The palate bursts with red berry sweetness, and comes full of juicy cherry notes, dark toffee, and gentle spices. Reformulating a whisky can be a difficult decision, as some people will cherish the old version, but this truly deserves the Lum Reek name."