Forbes – Best American Single Malt Whiskeys 2023

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LOST LANTERN x BALCONES DISTILLING: TEXAS SINGLE MALT FINISHED IN PEATED WHISKY ($100)

Earlier this fall independent bottler Lost Lantern released five new exciting expressions for its 2023 Single Cask Collection. And while every single one is noteworthy and deserves a spot in your liquor cabinet, one bottling stands out: the flavor bomb that is Lost Lantern x Balcones Distilling Texas Single Malt Finished in a Peated Whiskey Cask. And it is downright divine. It’s so fragrant on the nose (with hints of Morello cherry, grilled stone fruit, pine needles, and dark cacao nibs) and is almost syrupy in its viscousness. Also: It reads so much like a dessert whiskey that you wouldn’t know it clocks in at 60.2 ABV. On the palate, there are a million things going on: There’s marzipan. There’s candied orange peel. There’s Graham crackers. And to achieve such stunning liquid gold, whiskeys from one distillation run—made purely from Golden Promise barley—were matured in French, European, and new American oak for three years. They were then married and finished for nearly two years in a barrel that previously held Balcones Peated single malt whiskey.

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