Month: March 2021
Forbes — The Future Of American Whiskey: 15 Trends To Watch In 2021
Recently, I sat down with Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski, co-founders of independent whiskey bottler Lost Lantern, to talk about the top trends in American whiskey for the coming year. Nora and Adam have visited more than a hundred distilleries across the country, this year, giving them a unique perspective on the landscape of American whiskey.
WhiskyCast — Review: LOST LANTERN AMERICAN VATTED MALT EDITION NO. 1
Blended malts have been commonplace in Scotch Whisky for a long time, but this whisky is one of the first to blend single malts from American distilleries. Distillers from Balcones, Copperworks, Santa Fe Spirits, Triple Eight, Westward, and the Virginia Distillery Company collaborated with Lost Lantern founders Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski to create this whiskey. The nose has notes of chocolate-covered cherries, a hint of orange peel, barley sugar maltiness, and a touch of charred oak. The taste is dominated by good spices with barley sugar underneath and hints of chocolate, tree fruits, and oak. The finish is long and warm with lingering spices, salted caramel, and chocolate. Very nice!
Drinkhacker — Review: Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt Edition No. 1
What do you get when you put a former Whisky Advocate writer and an Astor Wine & Spirits sales manager together? Why, a blend of American single malt whiskies all vatted together and released as a wildly unique experience.
Vermont Small Business Development Center — Covid-19 Opens Up Opportunities for Independent Bottler
Polonski and his partner Nora Ganley-Roper recently relocated to Weybridge, Vermont from New York City. Prior to founding Lost Lantern Spirits, Adam was the senior whiskey specialist at Whisky Advocate, where he saw a wave of new U.S. distilleries opening in recent years and a shortage of independent bottlers.
Wine & Spirits — Essential Spirits for an Unusual Season
What to drink during a holiday season intersected by a pandemic? A number of our favorite bottles to give and serve this year happen to be made by people who’ve worked behind the bar or retail counter. Because 2020 has also been the year of the passion project, after all.
Chilled — Gifts for American Whiskey Lovers
Inspired by the tradition of independent bottlers in Scotland, Lost Lantern was created to shine a light on the U.S. whiskey landscape by highlighting whiskeys and distilleries from around the country that may not get the attention they deserve.