Lost Lantern, an independent bottler of American whiskey, has announced the launch of its new Single Distillery Series.
For these whiskeys, Lost Lantern collaborated with Balcones Distilling in Waco, TX, and Whiskey Del Bac in Tucson, AZ.
Each release in the Single Distillery Series is a blend of multiple casks all sourced from a single distillery. These whiskies allow the Lost Lantern blending team to explore what makes a distillery unique, the company says, often by bringing together flavors in a different way that shows a new perspective on a distillery.
“Balcones and Whiskey Del Bac are two of the leading voices in American single malt, and both have continuously broken new ground for over a decade,” say Lost Lantern Founders Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski. “We were thrilled to work closely with the Balcones and Whiskey Del Bac teams to create the inaugural releases in our Single Distillery Series.”
The new series launches with three whiskies, all American single malts: “Gentle Giant” Balcones Distilling Texas Single Malt, “Desert Dessert” Whiskey Del Bac Arizona Single Malt, and “Mega Mesquite” Whiskey Del Bac Arizona Single Malt.
Each has a suggested retail price of $100 per 750-ml. bottle.
The bottlings will be available for purchase starting April 26th online at LostLanternWhiskey.com and Seelbachs.com, as well as at select retailers in California, New York and Alberta, Canada. This marks the first time that Lost Lantern will be available at brick-and-mortar stores.
The Single Distillery Series is comprised of:
Lost Lantern “Gentle Giant” Balcones Distilling Texas Single Malt: A fruit-forward whiskey with notes of fresh apple, soft oak and dry spice, the company reports. This single malt includes whiskey aged in European oak casks, an ex-bourbon barrel and ex-apple brandy casks. Balcones Distilling is best known for big, bold whiskies, yet also produces delicate whiskies, often aged in used oak. Gentle Giant shines a light on this side of the Texas pioneer. 115.2 proof, 1,100 bottles.
Lost Lantern “Desert Dessert” Whiskey Del Bac Arizona Single Malt: A smoky whiskey with notes of roasted orange, apricot, sweet nectarine and golden raisin, the company says. Made with Whiskey Del Bac’s mesquite-smoked mashbill and partly finished in Sauternes and Pineau des Charentes casks. Whiskey Del Bac’s mesquite-smoked Arizona single malts are a Southwestern answer to the worldwide tradition of peated whiskies. These releases show two markedly different sides of what mesquited whiskey can be: boldly smoky for “Mega Mesquite,” and rich, bright and unctuous for “Desert Dessert.” 113.8 proof, 450 bottles.
Lost Lantern “Mega Mesquite” Whiskey Del Bac Arizona Single Malt: Notes of burnt orange, full oak, fiery spice and rich, savory smoke, the company reports. A blend of three heavily mesquite-smoked casks, this is one of the smokier whiskies ever released from Whiskey Del Bac. 120 proof, 180 bottles.
This new Single Distillery Series builds on Lost Lantern’s Single Cask series, which bottles unique whiskies from well-known distilleries and highlights distilleries that are otherwise difficult to access.