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 […]
Road Trip, Part II
Today we hit the road again! After a month-long stay in Los Angeles, where we were able to focus exclusively on building Lost Lantern, we’re heading northeast, to southern Utah’s red rock canyons, and then down into Arizona in February to start exploring the unique whiskies of the Southwest. Today, we start what’s effectively the […]
American Craft Whiskey Is Good NOW
A lot of whiskey writers have the habit of talking about American craft whiskey in the future tense. They write enthusiastically about what new distilleries are working on and producing, and look forward to the day, years from now when that whiskey “reaches its full potential.” I’ve fallen into this trap myself; when distillers are […]