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MacNair's 21-year-old - Lum Reek Peated

Overall rating
87.24/100
votes
41
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Bottled
01.10.2018
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Oloroso, Virgin Oak and Red Wine Casks
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
3 11 11 BB
Barcode
5060568320120
Added on
16 Nov 2018 11:09 pm by Dominique69
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 130.12

10 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

53 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for MacNair's 21-year-old - Lum Reek Peated

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.24 points

  1. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      About 3 months after opening and time to breathe, I give LumReek a new chance. At room temperature the nose is still dead, I warm it up with my hands for a good 20 minutes and it actually gets a pulse ... a slight hint of smoke comes out, behind it a ripe fruit. A bit like a charred pear tree.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Soft, gentle start with a little white pepper. Salivation and a transition into a pleasant woody nutty aroma.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Pleasantly spicy but mild, unobtrusive and lingering for a long time. Can be made, is very round but must be enjoyed warm.

      Overall, the price-performance ratio is still not right for me.

  2. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    He is old ... complex, difficult to grasp. Overall, very balanced, with sherry and smoke in the taste something go down, but I have cherries ... maybe. from the red wine barrel. For the price I expected ... more.
    • Nose
      Spicy, nutty, light sweetness, nutmeg, honey, tart orange marmalade, clove, grated lemon zest, malt, white pepper, charcoal
    • Taste
      sweet, spicy, cherries, pepper, nutty ... almonds, dark chocolate, pleasant wood, honey
    • Finish
      medium to long, cherries, oak and discreet wood smoke

  3. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A well composed, wonderfully complex, mouth-filling and balanced blended malt. Here you can taste the over two decades of cask maturation: everything is in harmony - a balance of sweetness, fruit and warming spices. Rich, multi-layered and full bodied with a lot of power. With or without the addition of water an inspiring pleasure experience.

    I thank The GlenAllachie Distillery for the complimentary sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/11/25/macnair-s-lum-reek-21yo-peated/
    • Nose
      Sweet peat smoke on the nose with lovely fruity notes of apricot and peach. Honey, a hint of herbs, ginger and oak tones are added. This is followed by vanilla and butterscotch with some orange peel and dark chocolate in the background. Very soft and round.
    • Taste
      Sweet start on the palate with vanilla and fruity apricot. Then warming notes of pepper, oak spice and ginger arrive. This is accompanied by honey, sweet smoke, some orange peel and cocoa notes, with a touch of cigar box towards the finish. Powerful and very appealing.
    • Finish
      The finish is long lasting with honey and pleasant peat smoke. Initially creamy and wonderfully warming, it then slowly dries out with spicy oak, ginger and allspice, with some tobacco leaves towards the end.

      With water: After adding a few drops of water a little fresher on the nose and more fruity with apricots and peaches. Vanilla, honey and butterscotch are added, accompanied by peat smoke and a touch of mint. Sweet and creamy on the palate with apricot jam. Then warming and prickling on the tongue with pepper, oak spice and ginger, with accompanying notes of butterscotch, honey and a touch of smoke. The finish is still long, warming and much drier with oak, ginger and a touch of ash.

  4. detachedblue scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Just a wonderful blend, very fruity, excellent price
    • Nose
      Stone fruits, light smoke, waxy, juicy, huge citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      Juicy, stone fruits, peach, waxy, sour
    • Finish
      Medium, baked apple

  5. WJF1007 scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    What's good about this one is the balance. It really restored the feeling when drinking a fruity whisky in a smoky room.The smokyness it's just on point, more would be too overpowering, less would be too weak to notice. A salute to Billy Walker, great job.

  6. WhiskyRates_by_Tommy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Slightly expensive, but all good.

  7. StephanB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Overrated and way too expensive, for the age I expected more. The name Billy Walker will also contribute to his name. It's a shame that it's not just about quality
    • Nose
      73 73
      Seldom has a nose disappointed me as much as with the Lum Reek, I immediately went to the corona test
    • Taste
      84 84
      Better than expected, quite interesting but also not as complex as promised when tasting the third
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long and quite aromatic

  9. Likudi scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    Dead nose
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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