MacNair's Lum Reek Peated

Overall rating
82.06/100
votes
92
Whiskybase ID
WB121169
Category
Blended Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Bottled
01.10.2018
Casktype
Bourbon, Oloroso, Virgin Oak, Red Wine
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L 011018 3 08:22 BB
Barcode
5060568320106
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
16 nov 2018 11:10 pm by Dominique69
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 40.20

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Whisky reviews for MacNair's Lum Reek Peated

19 users have left 19 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.06 points.

  1. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    He has plenty of power, the taste exceeds what the nose promises. Nice combination of Speyside and Islay, very balanced. The smoke becomes more dominant only in the long finish and finally to pleasant ashes.
    • Nose
      85 85
      fresh, fruity, sherry, citrus, light charcoal, spicy, ginger, pepper, vanilla, pine needles
    • Taste
      88 88
      spicy, sweet, sherry and black pepper ... even goes in the direction of chili, wood smoke, creamy, oranges, dark chocolate, pleasant wood, nutty, raisins, honey
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, fruity-sweet, pleasant smoke and nice barrel, the smoke turns to ashes

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  3. SherryPeathead scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. MarcinCh scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Straw color. Oiliness.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Peat. Smoke. Sweet peat. Salty caramel. Ash.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Salt. Peat. Smoke. Ash. Salty caramel. Spices. Pepper.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Salty caramel. Sea salt. Caramel. Vanilla. Sea breeze. Medium-length finish.

  5. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    MacNair's Lum Reek 46%.

    Very pale yellow. Not far off colourless.

    Aroma is custard-covered banana fritter and light smoke. Not dissimilar to a young Ballantruan's or cheap young Lagavulin/Caol Ila even. Doesn’t really smell like a blend. I’ve had plenty of supermarket own brand Islay single malts that smell very much the same. Vanilla powder, custard, banana dessert. The smoke dies after the first couple of sniffs leaving the aforementioned vibes to themselves. Maybe some roasted coconut.

    Body is watery.

    Taste is light and low-impact up-front, brine mixes with biscuits and potato starch, as well as some vague lemony and vanilla high notes, until the smoke comes out on the swallow. When it comes it lingers nicely.

    The vibes here are pleasant enough. I mean I enjoy most peated whisky, and unsurprisingly I like this too – at least enough to drink this sample without too much complaint, that is. However, it's about as simplistic as it gets and very similar to the £15-a-bottle Islay stuff that Aldi and Lidl routinely put out. If you drink it too fast the banana custard takes over too much. On the whole it’s a passable peaty potation but not something id really readily recommend. 3.375/81

  6. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    a nice blend. Very tasty and easy to drink
    • Nose
      86 86
      light smoky, maritime, citrus fruits, some pepper, sherry notes, some vanilla
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet and creamy, sherry notes, smoke that is now more intense than on the nose, honey, vanilla, fruity, some pepper, nuts
    • Finish
      87 87
      fruity, ashy smoke, intense, long, sweet.

  7. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    20 20 19 19 78

    Young, you can drink if needed)

  8. Don Cassi scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    Bah what a stinker! Earthy, dirty and smoky it rises in the nose. It reminds a little of Kilchoman, but without the sweetness and fruit flavors.

    In the mouth an association of peppermint, then light grapes.

    Very dark chocolate in the finish and pleasantly ashy behind it. Unfortunately not very crowded and relatively short.

    He doesn't have to hide behind the Islay malts from the intensity of the smoke, but unfortunately he lacks the complexity to be able to take them on.

    Grade: 3+

  9. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Really nice and very balanced malt with very pleasant smoky notes. To be honest, I didn't expect too much and was pleasantly surprised. It's really delicious!
    • Nose
      86 86
      At first a nice, distinct sweetness with caramel and vanilla pudding. In addition, a delicate fresh fruitiness that tends to yellow fruits. Everything accompanied by a nice subliminal and rather soft smoky note with a slightly maritime touch, which is also reminiscent of charred wood.

      Great. Very balanced, makes you want more.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Significantly spicier, a slight pepperiness spreads, then the sweet and this time even more clearly fruity notes emerge. Vanilla and reddish fruits. In addition, a delicate smoky touch with musty maritime notes.

      Also very balanced, offers a slightly stronger contrast to the beautiful, flattering nose.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Very soft and pleasant, glides gently down the throat and fades with a very delicate smokiness and again the sweetish-fruity notes.

  10. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Simply knitted but tasty smoker as an alternative to Islay!
    For me, thanks to @DerDennis, a worthwhile new discovery.
    The 12 year old is even better.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A straightforward peated malt that's clearly very balanced, but could do with a little more complexity. Easy sipper.
    • Nose
      Sweet peat smoke with notes of vanilla, lemon peel, bran and draff, but also a whiff of tobacco, heather and hemp rope.
    • Taste
      Pleasantly smoky with a touch of charcoal and diesel, but also somewhat salty and with bright citrus zest.
    • Finish
      A whisper of rubber, peat and barley sugar. Medium in length.

  12. fnk scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    light smokiness mixed with sweet notes. cool profile! brighter for me for 12 from this series.

  13. CIB914 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Peat smoke, sweet, slightly salty at the back, vanilla and pear
    • Taste
      79 79
      rather flat and cold smoke, slightly peppery, peat very watery
    • Finish
      78 78
      Very briefly or not at all

  14. Dogs2 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

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

    A nice all-day dram with a multi-layered taste profile. Pleasant interplay of peat smoke and sweet cereal notes with earthy, spicy tones. A versatile blended malt whisky that still knows how to please even with a few drops of water.

    I thank The GlenAllachie Distillery for the complimentary sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/11/18/macnair-s-lum-reek-peated/
    • Nose
      Intense peat smoke on the nose with malted barley, vanilla and malt sugar. Accompanied by light fruity notes with some apricot, white pepper and dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      Initially sweet notes of barley, malt sugar and vanilla, then warming with clear peat smoke and notes of ash. This is accompanied by earthy tones, some burnt heather, spicy oak, pepper and a hint of cloves. The pleasant warmth and spiciness increase with the 2nd sip.
    • Finish
      The finish is of short to medium length, warming and initially sweet with malted barley and a touch of vanilla. It then dries quickly with spicy oak and cloves.

      With water: After the addition of a few drops of water, fresher on the nose with malted barley, peat smoke, ash notes and white pepper. Sweet and creamy on the palate with malt sugar, vanilla, honey and some apricot. Accompanied by lightly warming and spicy peat smoke. The finish is slightly shorter and pleasantly warming with creamy honey, spicy oak, vanilla and some peat smoke. Overall less dry.

  16. dontwatchtv scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Is it a poor mans Lagavulin 16? Maybe. It's a bit more fruity and spicy and less smoky, not oily. It has some smoked meat in it. Leaves a bitter finish that lasts quite a bit of time. A very good blend for the price!

  17. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A peated blend by Billy Walker from the GlenAllachie distillery, bottled at 46% vol .; the whiskey matured in first fill bourbon barrels, virgin oak casks and former Oloroso sherry and red wine barrels.

    A great drop that you can recommend without question.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Pleasant peat smoke, malt sugar with spices, bananas, ripe peach, mirabelle plums, milk chocolate, restrained herbs. Overall, the whiskey looks very full and makes you want the first sip. That's how it should be!
    • Taste
      87 87
      On the tongue, then, aromatic peat smoke, which is immediately caught by the painting sugar. Dried bananas, milk chocolate, some citrus, orange peel, a little eucalyptus and white pepper. Likewise, spices and a good portion of honey make the dram complex and multi-layered. Wow, a very beautiful and wide range of flavors that knows how to inspire.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium to long finish, soft smoke, malty sweetness, a little white pepper and tingling herbs. A very nice and pleasant finish.

  18. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  19. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  20. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This is actually pretty surprising stuff, peated but with a clear fruity aspect as well. Body/taste better than the (shy) nose. Pretty pleasant.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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