Marrying Speyside and Islay single malts, this expression is described as possessing a “subtly smoky yet sweet flavour profile”. It has been matured in a combination of American oak, sherry, wine and virgin oak casks.
Created by a whisky icon, Billy Walker, the MacNair’s range has been much lauded. For instance, Lum Reek 21 Years Old was named World’s Best Blended Malt of 2020 at the 2020 World Whiskies Awards.
For this expression, Walker sourced aged whiskies to blend with GlenAllachie single malt. Its release coincides with Walker’s celebrating his fiftieth year in the spirits industry.
Walker commented, “Without a doubt, the most fulfilling element of my role is blending and developing new recipes which enhance the taste experience of individual whiskies. MacNair’s Lum Reek allows me to think outside of the box and blend a wide variety of single malts from across Scotland to achieve the profile I am looking for.
“Whilst I delight in blending GlenAllachie expressions, introducing other single malts into the mix is incredibly interesting and creates something really magical. Having won incredible awards for The GlenAllachie 10-year-old cask strength batch releases, including World’s Best Single Malt 2021, I was keen to explore this concept as a blended malt, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome. Expect an indulgent amalgamation of dark chocolate fondant, vanilla pods, stem ginger and citrus tones alongside puffs of peat smoke – delicious!”
MacNair’s Lum Reek 10-year-old Cask Strength Batch 1 is available to purchase via global specialist retailers (RRP £59.99).