Speyside distillery, GlenAllachie, has released the second batch of its Lum Reek 10-year-old cask strength blended malt expression.
The whisky gets its name from the old Scottish toast to a long and healthy life, ‘lang may yer lum reek’, translating to ‘long may your chimney smoke’.
Bottled at 55.8% ABV, the non-chill-filtered expression, combines single malt whiskies from Speyside and Islay.
“There’s something wondrous about bottling a whisky at cask strength,” explained GlenAllachie master blender Billy Walker. Perhaps it’s that it provides an opportunity to taste it as if you were sampling straight from a cask in the warehouse; the experience is incredibly special.”
Launched by MacNair’s Boutique House of Spirits, a brand created by Walker, the MacNair’s Lum Reek 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 2 delivers notes of gentle smoke and sweet spice, a blend that Walker describes as being close to his heart.
“It presents the chance to introduce Speyside and Islay single malts to our GlenAllachie spirit, balancing the honey-sweet house style of our whisky with Islay peat smoke and Speyside spiciness,” he continued. “The outcome is undoubtedly delicious.”
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