Our Whiskey Journal
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.
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.
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.
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.
On The Road Again: Midwest Edition
It’s hard to believe that it has already been a year since we left New York City and started exploring the United States on our Great Whiskey Road Trip. The year has flown by. The craziest thing is, even though we spent a full eight months on the road, we barely covered half the country–and […]
Which Craft Distilleries Get Bought Out?
The big drinks companies are investing in craft distilleries pretty regularly these days, both with outright acquisitions and smaller minority investments. The latest is Texas-based Firestone & Robertson, the makers of TX Whiskey. There’s a reasonably comprehensive list of these investments and acquisitions over at Whisky Advocate, and it’s worth checking out. But let’s do […]