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.
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.
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
2021 Single Cask #1: Cedar Ridge
2021 Single Cask #2: Watershed Distillery
2021 Single Cask #3: Boulder Spirits
2021 Single Cask #4: Spirit Works
2021 Single Cask #5: St. George Spirits
2021 Single Cask #6: McCarthy’s
2021 Single Cask #7: Smooth Ambler
2021 Single Cask #8: Starlight Distillery
An American Independent Bottler
Scotland has a long tradition of independent bottlers that buy casks from a wide variety of distilleries and release single casks and blends. These have often been the only way to access single malts from many distilleries whose whiskey only goes into big-name blends. In the United States, there’s a similar situation, but for a very different reason: there are now around 2,000 distilleries in the U.S., at least half of which are making whiskey. And that’s way more than any one person could try.
That’s why we thought this was the right time to launch an independent bottler in the United States, inspired by the Scottish model. Great whiskey is being made all across the country, and we shine a light on the distilleries making it.
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!
Keep up to date with our blog
Winter Whiskey Wednesday: Introducing Lost Lantern’s Winter 2021 Single Cask Collection
Here at Lost Lantern, we’re celebrating the holidays this year with what we’re calling “Winter Whiskey Wednesday.” We don’t normally reveal our release dates far in advance (especially during the pandemic!), but we’ve decided that we’re going to start a new Lost Lantern tradition this year of launching a few of our most exciting and […]
John Barleycorn Awards — Fall 2021 Gold Medal Winner
Gold Medal Winner — “A very interesting butterscotch and sandalwood aroma, with luscious vanilla that reminds me of cream soda on the palate. Very consistent, this delivers the same pleasure from the last sip as the first.”
Cigar & Spirits — Fall Spirits Buyer’s Guide
A first of its kind from the United States -Lost Lantern has produced a 12-barrel blend of hand selected single malt whiskies from six distilleries across the country. This is a unique blend of extraordinary flavors – a sophisticated palate pleaser.