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 […]
California, Here We Come
Right back where we started from! It’s been an extremely busy few months for Lost Lantern–after eight months on the road, we spent most of the spring and early summer in Vermont (minus a few side trips to New York City and southern New England). We used this time to begin to actualize everything we […]
We’re Back East!
Well, after eight months on the road, we’re officially back East and comfortably settled down just outside Middlebury, Vermont, which will be our home base for the summer. Our last few weeks were quite busy–we made it back from Colorado to Vermont in less than two weeks, even while hitting up a number of distilleries […]
Hello from Taos, New Mexico! It has been a whirlwind ride since our last update at the end of January, and we’ve been extremely busy as work for Lost Lantern has started to ramp up. After months of talking with distilleries, pitching them on our vision for an independent bottler for craft whiskey, and tasting […]