We are very excited to announce Lost Lantern’s Fall 2021 Single Cask Collection!
Single casks are an essential piece of the Lost Lantern model, inspired by the long tradition of independent bottlers in Scotland. These highly limited, one-of-a-kind single casks consist of unique and expressive whiskies produced by some of the finest distilleries in the United States.
The Fall 2021 Single Cask Collection is our third full cohort of whiskey releases, and will be available for presale starting October 15 – which happens to be our one year anniversary.
This collection includes five whiskies from four new distilleries (and one returning favorite), and extends the range of whiskies we’ve worked with into three new states. The Fall 2021 single casks include our first whiskies from Colorado and Ohio and our first two whiskies from California. whiskies from long-established, well-known distilleries as well as from highly regarded distilleries that have devoted followings. They represent a range of whiskies from long-established, well-known distilleries as well as from highly regarded distilleries that have devoted followings, but aren’t available as widely.
As always for our single casks, each of the 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. With this release, you’ll also notice an updated numbering system which includes handwritten year, cask number, and ABV. To learn more about this number system, check out our new blog post here.
The Fall 2021 Single Cask Collection will be available for pre-sale on our site starting on Friday, October 15th, and you’ll also be able to find them at select online retailers after that!
Without further ado, here is the Lost Lantern Fall 221 Single Cask Collection:
Fall 2021 Single Cask #1: Cedar Ridge Iowa Single Malt Whiskey Finished in a Sherry Cask
555 btls | 115.3 Proof | SRP $110
Lost Lantern’s first sherried American single malt cask comes from the family-owned Cedar Ridge distillery in Swisher, Iowa. This particular cask had long been a favorite of the Cedar Ridge distillation team, until Nora and Adam spirited it away to be bottled. Aged for 2 years in 53-gallon new American oak, it was then finished for an additional 2 years in a 500-liter Sherry butt imported from Jerez, Spain. This is a classic sherried single malt, with rich, golden fruit flavors on top of a clean, honeyed malt base. Read More.
Fall 2021 Single Cask #2: Watershed Ohio Straight Bourbon Whiskey
160 btls | 118.4 Proof | SRP $100
Founded in 2010, Watershed is one of the most sought-after and beloved distilleries in the Midwest. Meticulous production methods, commitment to local ingredients, and innovations with grain have resulted in an impressive range of spirits and a devoted following statewide. Their whiskies are rarely found outside of Ohio, especially at cask strength. Aged for 5 years in a 53-gallon new American oak barrel, this straight bourbon whiskey has a unique five-grain mashbill that includes corn, rye, spelt, malted barley, and wheat. This cask has a rich sweetness, perfectly balanced by oak spice and an orangey zing, evoking the flavors of our favorite breakfast pastries. Read More.
Fall 2021 Single Cask #3: Boulder Spirits Colorado Straight Bourbon Whiskey
181 btls | 138.5 Proof | SRP $105
Boulder Spirits was founded by Scotsman Alastair Brogan, who brought Scottish whisky-making traditions to the Colorado Rockies, where the dry, high-elevation environment makes for bold and unique spirits. Boulder uses a traditional Forsyths Scottish still and much of its output is Colorado single malt. Consequently, the straight bourbon whiskey from Boulder offers something unique—a very unusual high-malt mashbill: 51% corn, 44% malted barley, and 5% rye. The result, after 5 years of aging in a 53-gallon new American oak cask at over a mile in elevation, is a very big, rich, juicy straight bourbon whiskey. Hearty oak surrounds chocolate mousse, maple syrup-drenched waffles, fudge, and toffee. With a natural cask strength of 69.25%, this is a bourbon for people who love big bourbon, with a flavor profile that could only come from the mountains. Read More.
Fall 2021 Single Cask #4: Spirit Works California Straight Rye Whiskey
195 btls | 122 Proof | SRP $80
Located in Sebastopol, California, in the heart of Sonoma wine country, Spirit Works is a family-run distillery that was built from the ground up with sustainable practices in mind. Highly awarded and respected, the distillery also has one of the very few female-led distilling teams in the United States. Most importantly, they make wonderful spirits, especially whiskey. This single cask is a 5-year-old straight rye whiskey. It was aged in a 53-gallon new American oak cask and was made from a mashbill of 70% organic rye, 10% malted rye, and 20% malted barley. This straight rye whiskey has rich oak and baking spice flavors and deep chocolate notes, with hints of vanilla and lemon curd. Fresh, spicy, and balanced. Read More.
Fall 2021 Single Cask #5 St. George Spirits California Single Malt Whiskey
250 btls | 107.3 Proof | SRP $150
Founded in 1982 and located in Alameda, California, St. George is the country’s first craft distillery and has won renown for its commitment to experimentation, innovation, quality and precision, fresh and flavorful local ingredients, and above all else to trying new things. When they released their first single malt whiskey in 2000, the boom in single malt hadn’t started yet. They were blazing a new trail. More than twenty years later, they still do. While Fall 2021 Single Cask #5 is a single malt whiskey, it is bottled under our cream label, designated for “Other Whiskies.” Truly one-of-a-kind, this single malt is distilled from beer and has a very distinct and unusual flavor profile. Aged for 3 years in a 228-liter cask with a medium toast and toasted heads, this whiskey is very fresh and grassy and brings forth the idea of enjoying crème brûlée in a high alpine meadow. Read More.
Again, these whiskies will be available for pre-sale starting October 15th, and we can’t wait to get them out into the world.