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A Note About Numbers, Revisited

Numbers sure can be confusing. Or, at least, they can be confusing when they intersect with a global pandemic. Back in the spring, we wrote about how the labels on the Spring 2021 Single Cask Collection all actually said ‘2020’ and not ‘2021’. That was a vestige of the pandemic, which caused a delay in […]

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Reflecting On More Than A Year Without Travel

Visiting distilleries in person is a cornerstone of Lost Lantern. We launched Lost Lantern with an 8-month “Great Whiskey Road Trip” across the United States in 2018 and 2019, and between then and when the pandemic hit, we visited over a hundred distilleries all across the United States. There is simply no better way to […]

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Lost Lantern Single Cask #8: Balcones Texas Straight Bourbon

A Note About Numbers

Our Spring 2021 Single Cask Collection is available now, and the labels on all five of these single casks proudly state where the whiskey comes from, and why we’re excited about that distillery and that cask. We are very proud of our transparency!

But there’s one other thing you’ll notice about our labels for this release once you’re actually holding a bottle. The Spring 2021 Single Cask Collection has a secret hiding in plain sight.

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San Antonio Current — Balcones Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey gets VIP treatment from new independent bottler

Balcones Distilling’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey has been recognized as such an exemplary spirit that a new craft-whiskey bottler is releasing a special edition of it this spring.

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Lost Lantern Spring 2021 Single Cask Collection

The Lost Lantern Spring 2021 Single Cask Collection

The Spring Collection shines a light on whiskies that represent three rapidly emerging regional styles: Southwest single malt, Texas bourbon, and cool-climate rye. Each of these whiskies are cask strength, non-chill-filtered, and labeled with full transparency on where they come from—and why we’re excited about that cask and distillery.

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Our Stance On Small Barrels

Up until now, everything we’ve released was matured in barrels that were at least 53 gallons, some of them even larger. That’s true for both our first four single casks and all twelve barrels that went into our American Vatted Malt. 

That’s changing with our next single malt release. Our Spring 2021 Single Cask Collection includes three mesquite-smoked single malt whiskies from Tucson, Arizona-based Whiskey Del Bac. We’re incredibly excited about all of them: each one is a unique take on a rapidly emerging style of American whiskey, and they deeply reflect where they come from: the Sonoran Desert, one of the very hottest regions in the United States. All three whiskies were aged, not in 53-gallon barrels, but in 15-gallon barrels.

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