Today’s Lum Reek is the creation of our Master Blender Billy Walker, raising his hat to the top hatted Victorian. It’s a peated malt, marrying Islay & Speyside whiskies with rich GlenAllachie, to extend the flavour profile. Lum Reek is matured in GlenAllachie’s warehouses, bottled at 46% (and above) and unchilfiltered, allowing its natural colour to shine like those golden autumns Harvey MacNair enjoyed decked out in his waders.
‘Lang may yer lum reek’, literally meaning ‘long may your chimney smoke’, is a traditional Scots way to wish someone a long and healthy life.
MacNair’s Lum Reek 10 yr Cask Strength
Batch 1 of our 10-year-old is bottled at natural cask strength of 55.4% ABV, with no color added and non chill filtered for maximum flavour.
Recipe: Highland, Speyside and Islay Single Malts – a combination of peated and unpeated
Cask Types: Spanish Sherry Casks, Wine Barriques, & Virgin Oak Casks
Color: Rich Bronze
Nose: Waves of smoke, heather honey, and ginger; fusing with cinnamon, treacle, and vanilla
Taste: Lashings of dark chocolate, ginger, and citrus; with smoked spices, plantains, and tannins
2022 Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards – Platinum, Best in Show, Best Scotch, 95 Points
MacNair’s Lum Reek Peated Blended Malt 12 yr
Introducing the first age range statement from MacNair’s, the Lum Reek 12 years old, bottled at 46% ABV, reflects Billy Walker’s vast experience as a blender, his creative skills and his expert knowledge of wood management. A combination of whiskies from first fill Bourbon, Red Wine and Pedro Ximenez casks were blended together to produce this smoky malt.
COLOUR: Copper Bronze.
NOSE: Sweet peat reek combining with butterscotch and mocha.
TASTE: Lashings of rich peat reek with mature heather notes, bog myrtle, butterscotch, toffee and sweet spices.
MacNair’s Lum Reek Peated Blended Malt 21 yr
A blend of some of the finest Islay and Speyside peated malts combined with richer, older GlenAllachie, the Lum Reek 21 years old, voted Worlds Best Blended Malt 2020, was aged in Oloroso, Virgin Oak and Red Wine casks. Non chill filtered, natural colour and bottled at 48% ABV, Billy Walker has recreated the peated whiskies of 100 years ago for the modern-day palate.
NOSE: Aristocratic peat smoke with dark chocolate and fudge.
TASTE: Tobacco, leather, cedar wood and waves of peat reek with oodles of cocoa, vanilla, honey and spices.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021 – Double Gold
WWA 2020 – Best Blended Malt
ISC 2020 – Distillers Blended Malts – Gold
San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2019 – Double Gold