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Seeking and curating the best American whiskey

Our founders, Nora and Adam, spent a year traveling across the United States in search of great whiskey. They criss-crossed the country, visiting distilleries in dozens of states, and meeting the brave founders and distillers who bet their livelihoods for a chance to make whiskey… often in places where spirits haven’t been made in a hundred years or more.

The best whiskey reflects where it’s made, how it’s made, what it’s made from, and who made it. Lost Lantern’s mission is to shine a light on those whiskies and the independent spirits who make them.

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Hand selected

We searched for and found the brightest lights in American distilling from all across the country. Our carefully chosen casks will help you discover them too.

Expertly blended

Our blends are meticulously created from whiskies sourced from multiple distilleries, intended to reveal the breadth of what American whiskey can be.

One of a kind

Everything we release is limited, often to a single cask. Our whiskies are snapshots of moments in time. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Our one-of-a-kind whiskies

American Vatted Malt
Edition No. 1

Single Cask #3
New York Distilling Co.

Single Cask #4
Ironroot Republic

Single Cask #1
Santa Fe Spirits

Single Cask #2
Cedar Ridge

Whiskey Barrels

The great Whiskey Road Trip

We launched Lost Lantern with an eight-month road trip across the United States, visiting nearly a hundred distilleries all around the country. We met with the founders and distillers, saw how they make their whiskey, learned what drives them, and shared our own vision. It was the perfect way to explore the full landscape of American whiskey. It’s part of our commitment to only buy casks from distilleries that we have visited in person. And our travels have just begun!

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Map of United states

Seeking and Discovering The Best American Whiskey…

There are now far more distilleries in the United States than any one person can explore on their own. We have chosen our partners because they are some of the brightest lights in American distilling, whether they’re already well-known or still being discovered. We want you to fall in love with these distilleries, just as we have. That’s why our labels proudly say who distilled our whiskey, and why we’re excited about them.

…And Hand-Selecting Each Barrel For One-of-a-Kind Expressions

Meet the co-founders

NORA GANLEY-ROPER

Production & Operations Czar

Nora got her start in the wine and spirits industry as a Sales Manager at Astor Wine & Spirits, one of the country’s top spirits retailers. Her love of wine gradually translated into a deep fascination with spirits, especially the growing potential of American whiskey from all around the country. She left Astor to work in operations for several startups, learning how to build and grow early stage companies. Now, Nora handles all production and operations for Lost Lantern. She is half of the Lost Lantern tasting panel.

NORA GANLEY-ROPER

ADAM POLONSKI

Whiskey Cask Hunter

Before co-founding Lost Lantern, Adam was a Senior Whisky Specialist at ​Whisky Advocate​, the country’s largest and oldest whiskey magazine. He has written extensively about whiskies from around the world, with a particular focus on new American distilleries. Adam works with distilleries to source unique and special casks for Lost Lantern. He is half of the Lost Lantern tasting panel.

ADAM POLONSKI

We aim to be completely transparent, and if you want additional information or technical details on any of our releases, please reach out and we’d be happy to share.

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Where to Find Lost Lantern

Due to the global pandemic, we are launching Lost Lantern with a limited online “sneak peek.” Once these first releases are gone, they’re gone — but there are more whiskies from other amazing distilleries not far behind.

If you’re in Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont or Wyoming, you’ll soon be able to buy our whiskies through Seelbach’s! Sign up for our newsletter and you’ll be the first to know when we go live.

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