Lost Lantern Whiskey


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SpiritedZine — Bottle Breakdown: Lost Lantern Unites The Best Of American Single Malt To Create A True American Whiskey, Vatted Malt Edition No 1

Ask American Whiskey fans what an independent bottler is or does and you’re unlikely to get much of a response. It’s just not something done on this side of the pond. But thanks to Adam Polonski and Nora Ganley-Roper, the minds behind Lost Lantern Whiskey, and their American Vatted Malt Edition No 1, that finally might change.

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Wine Enthusiast — Review: Lost Lantern Santa Fe Spirits New Mexico Single Malt 2020 Single Cask #1

This is a mesquite-­smoked single malt made at 7,000 feet above sea level. The aroma shows vanilla cream, peaches and pineapple. These bold flavors echo on the palate: lemon cream, tropical fruit, vanilla and plenty of cinnamon sting, plus a smoky barbecue hint, leading into a brisk, zippy finish. 

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Bourbon & Banter — Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt Edition No. 1 Review

I have made no secret of my love for independent bottlers and recently wrote an article for Bourbon & Banter where I lamented the fact that no one is doing with American whiskies what independent bottlers are able to do with Scotches. Just a few months later, a sample of Lost Lantern, Edition 1 appeared on my doorstep.  I want to open this review with an admission:  I really wanted to like this.

And I did.

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Forbes — The Future Of American Whiskey: 15 Trends To Watch In 2021

Recently, I sat down with Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski, co-founders of independent whiskey bottler Lost Lantern, to talk about the top trends in American whiskey for the coming year. Nora and Adam have visited more than a hundred distilleries across the country, this year, giving them a unique perspective on the landscape of American whiskey.

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Blended malts have been commonplace in Scotch Whisky for a long time, but this whisky is one of the first to blend single malts from American distilleries. Distillers from Balcones, Copperworks, Santa Fe Spirits, Triple Eight, Westward, and the Virginia Distillery Company collaborated with Lost Lantern founders Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski to create this whiskey. The nose has notes of chocolate-covered cherries, a hint of orange peel, barley sugar maltiness, and a touch of charred oak. The taste is dominated by good spices with barley sugar underneath and hints of chocolate, tree fruits, and oak. The finish is long and warm with lingering spices, salted caramel, and chocolate. Very nice!

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Drinkhacker — Review: Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt Edition No. 1

What do you get when you put a former Whisky Advocate writer and an Astor Wine & Spirits sales manager together? Why, a blend of American single malt whiskies all vatted together and released as a wildly unique experience.

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