MacNair's Lum Reek Peated 12 Year

Peated Blended Malt — Scotland

Tasted February 27, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Let me start telling you this, i bought this whisky not because of the bottle (which is not the best looking one), i did it since the 21yo one won best blended malt and i said to myself, "might as well drink all of them, and everything from Glenallachie". I have been reviewing lately some Glenallachies, which i found to be very good whiskies, and now i am to the task of tasting and writting my critic on this MacNair's Lum Reek, which is one of 4262829 translations for peat smoke. This is a 12yo peated blended malt, bottled at 46%abv, golden color. On the nose it is like going to a Dry cleaning shop to wash your clothes. No, i was not kidding, this are my aroma notes: Pears, Apples, Cloth softener. Some Spices, Lightly peated; Clean clothes. A dim ashy aroma note. Freshly cut pear. After taking a first sip it gave me chilli on the nose, that is very interesting. Detergent. You can say this one has "clean" notes on the nose. On the palate, it is mostly spicy, to then turn fruity. Spicy right from the start, Pepper and chilli but bot harsh; A little sulphur. Green apples and Pears. Apple juice, Sider. Salt after 12 seconds on the mouth. After the third sip it gave me the heart of a pineapple. Aftertaste is where the peat is, a mild, tasty peat. Nice cigarrette smoke, very well delivered. Ginger. Grassy. Overall, i believe this is like a smokey Glenfiddich 12. I think it is very drinkable, an everyday dram, and i am not happy with my 85 over 100 score for it since it doesn't show how much i truly enjoy it, but my score system has been beneficial other times, this time is the other way around.