Lost Lantern Whiskey

Smooth Ambler West Virginia Straight Bourbon 6 Years Old

True Appalachian Bourbon

Lost Lantern hand-selected this cask from Smooth Ambler, which has long been on the vanguard of sourcing and blending whiskey with transparency and integrity. They’ve also been distilling and patiently aging their own whiskey as they forge a new whiskey tradition in the West Virginia mountains.

Distilled and aged in West Virginia, this straight bourbon whiskey was made from Smooth Ambler’s high-rye bourbon mashbill and was aged in a 53-gallon char 4 cask for six years. Rich and spicy on the nose with hints of orange and cocoa, the palate bursts with notes of dark chocolate, butterscotch, vanilla cream, and orange cake. This is one of the first high-rye bourbons from Smooth Ambler, and shows why we’re so excited about their whiskies.

2023 Single Cask #12: Smooth Ambler West Virginia Straight Bourbon

Proof: 121.4
Age: 6 years
Quantity produced: 87 bottles [this is a short cask that produced fewer bottles than expected]
Format: 750mL
Details: Cask strength; Non-chill filtered; no color added


Cask Details

  • Mashbill — 57% corn, 36% rye, 7% malted barley
  • Maturation Barrel Info — New American oak
  • Barrel Entry Proof: 120
  • Barrel Size — 53 gallon
  • Finishing Barrel Info — N/A
  • Length of Secondary Maturation/Finishing — N/A
  • Type: Single Cask
  • Pour: Neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail
  • Glass: glencairn or rocks glass
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About Smooth Ambler

Smooth Ambler has long been on the vanguard of sourcing and blending whiskey with transparency and integrity. They’ve also been distilling and aging their own whiskey as they forge a new whiskey tradition in the West Virginia mountains. We have always admired Smooth Ambler. In fact, we don’t think Lost Lantern would exist if Smooth Ambler hadn’t already built such a strong tradition of sourcing and blending. We follow in their footsteps. Yet Smooth Ambler has also been making their own whiskey for many years. With their sourced whiskey, their blends, and their own West Virginia-distilled whiskey, Smooth Ambler is truly on the vanguard of American whiskey.

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