Forbes — Cool New Whiskies To Try In 2021
It’s a great time to be a bourbon or whiskey lover in America, in fact as of this moment our nation is home to more than 2000+ craft distilleries. In true American style, experimentation and risk-taking are front and center for these distillers. From high-malted offerings to solera-aged whiskies, the store shelves are heaving with delicious options. Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski, founders of Lost Lantern, an independent whiskey bottler, note that there is more whiskey than ever coming out of historic regions such as Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana. Yet, they add, “at the same time, many of the younger distilleries that have emerged around the country in the past five to ten years have now had time to increase their production to a smaller degree. We expect the volume of whiskey coming out of both traditional and craft distilleries to continue to increase for several more years, at least.” American spirits are coming of age and now is the time to explore them all.
Fatherly — The Most Expensive Whiskey to Seek Out, According to Master Distillers and Experts
If you’re a whiskey lover, chances are you’ve thought about splurging on a truly expensive whiskey — maybe not the most expensive whiskey in the world (at well over $500,000 a bottle), but certainly something storied and rare, with a price tag equivalent to its extravagance. Perhaps the most expensive bourbon with a half-century age statement. Or a bottle of scotch distilled and laid down in oak the year you were born. Pondering which expensive liquors we’d buy if we could is a fun thought experiment. Hell, we’ve added the Glenmorangie 1978 to our cart more than a few times only to have our decadent impulses shouted down by virtuous prudence. Still it’s an important question: What are the most expensive bottles of whiskey out there? And which are truly worth the price?
Alcohol Professor — COVID-19 Recovery: American Whiskey Distilleries & Distillery Tours
No one really knows what the future holds for the hundreds of distilleries that dot the American landscape, but there are clues from the past that can help us understand the unique challenges we are facing right now and what a recovery might look like. We have a vaccine that is now being administered, which means that the pandemic may not be affecting our daily lives as much by this summer. But even with that hopefulness, there is still a lot of work to be done to bring distilleries and distillery tourism back to pre-pandemic levels and set them back up on the growth trajectory they were knocked off of early in 2020.
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.
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.
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.