Lost Lantern Whiskey
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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

shining a light on the independent spirit is our mission

Who We Are

We’re whiskey nerds, and we’re building an independent bottler that talks to whiskey nerds. We love hunting down whiskies that people haven’t discovered yet and evangelizing the distilleries we are most excited about. We love to tell a good story, and we care deeply about flavor. Ultimately, we just want to share what makes the world of American whiskey so exciting.

Our Mission

Shining a light on the independent spirit is our tagline. It’s also our mission. That means we’ll spend the time to truly understand what’s going on in American whiskey, in every corner of the United States. We’ll chase down unique and exciting whiskies that taste different than what you’re familiar with. We’ll tell the stories of these distilleries and why what they’re doing worth your attention. And we’ll be fully transparent because, for us, sourcing whiskey is the whole point. We don’t want you to think we distilled it: we want you to know who did, and why you should care so that you can discover them for yourselves! And our whiskey will always be presented in an unadulterated format: non-chill-filtered, natural color, often cask strength. That’s the way we want it, and we figure that’s probably how you want it to.

 

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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The Whiskey Wash — “Whiskey Review: Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt Edition No. 1”

American whiskey distilling is not typically a collaborative process. It often seems the top brands are always vying to keep their reputation tip-top and growing. For independent bottlers – companies that buy casks of whisky directly from distilleries – the risk of putting other names on the label is worth the reward to creating a diverse flavor profile.

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The Whisky Monster — “Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt Edition No.1”

I had been in the middle of many talks that had why there is not a good number of independent bottlers for American whiskey yet. A couple of weeks ago, an old friend just informed me about the Lost Lantern and I received a sample from their first whiskey, Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt Edition No.1

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Craft Spirits Magazine — “Lost Lantern Whiskey Introduces First Single Cask Collection”

Read the full article here. Lost Lantern, a new independent bottler of American whiskey, is excited to announce the addition of four hand-selected single casks to its initial release lineup. These highly limited, one-of-a-kind single casks consist of unique and deeply expressive whiskies produced by some of the finest distilleries in the United States. “We […]

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Lost Lantern Whiskey January 27, 2021

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