The GlenAllachie Distillers Company has added the 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 1 to its Lum Reek Blended Malt Scotch whisky range. The inaugural batch combines Single Malt Scotch whiskies from Speyside and Islay, resulting in a subtly smoky yet sweet flavor profile. Lum Reek falls underneath the MacNair’s Boutique House of Spirits brand, which launched its first rum range last year.
The aged whiskies were personally sourced by legendary master blender Billy Walker before being blended together with GlenAllachie Single Malt. The spirit was then re-racked into specially selected Spanish sherry casks, wine barriques, and virgin oak casks for secondary maturation, allowing the whiskies to marry and additional characteristics to be obtained from the wood. Lum Reek 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 1 was bottled at a natural cask strength of 55.4% ABV, without added coloring or chill filtration.
This latest Blended Malt offering comes as Walker celebrates his fiftieth year in the spirits industry, spanning both distilling and blending for highly successful, global brands.“Without a doubt, the most fulfilling element of my role is blending and developing new recipes which enhance the taste experience of individual whiskies,” said Walker. “MacNair’s Lum Reek allows me to think outside of the box and blend such 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 and is priced at £59.99 per bottle.