The Macallan Lumina

The Macallan Lumina

(0.7l, 41.3%)


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The Macallan classic Single Malt with a fruit-forward profile reaching to combine the best of old and new.

Founded in 1824, The Macallan is one of the "Big 3" Single Malts in Scotland. Fortunately, they have achieved this scale without sacrificing quality. A change in UK labeling laws aced them out of their "Speyside" designation. But just because the British Parliament gerrymandered the "official" boundaries doesn’t mean Whisky-lovers have to pay any attention.

Their achievements are numerous — including setting the record price ever paid at auction for a single bottle of Scotch. They produce a very broad range of world-class Single Malt Whiskies that have a huge global following.

When you reach the pinnacle of Single Malt expressions like The Macallan has, you are liberated to explore dozens of special releases and Single Malt experiments. The Quest Collection is all about special combinations of casks — a quest for wood. There are four different Single Malts in the collection.

The Macallan Lumina was the second release in the Quest range. They wanted to create an Old World Spirit with a New World influence, so they adjusted the wood recipe to include only ex-Sherry casks — first-fill ex-Sherry made from American and European oak and refill hogsheads. The Sherry influence is definitely there, but this flavor profile leans back heavily on autumn fruits, toffee, and grain notes. The Quest Collection is normally only available in the travel retail market, so grab a bottle while you can.

Smartass Corner:
The word "Lumina" refers to "light" or "illumination."
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
  • Age

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

exotic fruit
What does The Macallan Lumina taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in The Macallan Lumina and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Dog Dogson's
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Maple Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
There is the distinct aroma of baked pears and apples with oatmeal, honey, and cracked black peppercorn.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
On the palate there are fruit-forward notes of caramel apple, pralines, baking spices, and a distant exotic fruit note.

The finish is medium length and a bit dry with a lingering nuttiness.
Ratings & Reviews
probably one of my favorite MaCallans. Would pick up again in a heart beat.
Hi Valerie, I have tasted Macallan Lumina, it is one of the best malts ever tasted. I have relatives in Aberdeen and one of my cousins sent me a miniature tasting sample down to taste. I have tasted and bought several Macallan malts and they really do make wonderful brands of malt whisky. Thanks Brian (Watt)
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