Breaking Bourbon – Best Malt Whiskeys of 2023

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Lost Lantern redefined what it means to be a non-distilled producer. They don’t simply source whiskey and call it their own, but instead curate, working directly with distillers and shining a light on them and what they created. It’s a refreshing prospect that has resulted in a number of amazing collaborations between Lost Lantern and many of the brands they’ve worked with.

Lost Lantern 2023 Single Cask #11 Balcones Distillery is one particular release that stood out to us this year. Balcones is not a distillery that’s particularly shy about being bold or wildly inventive with their releases. Lost Lantern 2023 Single Cask #11 manages to capture both in one of the most flavorful whiskeys of the year. The whiskey was made with 100% Golden Promise malted barley and was then divided into three parts before it entered new American, European, and French oak barrels, and then finished in used Balcones peated Golden Promise single malt barrels. Filled with s’mores-like flavors and a manageable amount of smoke and peaty finish, the release manages to balance all of its flavors and somehow not come across as pure chaos. Lost Lantern 2023 Single Cask #11 Balcones Distillery is an incredibly unique and inventive whiskey that is a brilliant showcase of two companies coming together to shine a light on a whiskey that may not have had it otherwise.

OVERALL RATING: 4/5 Barrels – VERY GOOD!

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