Our founders, Nora and Adam, spent a year traveling across the United States in search of great whiskey. They criss-crossed the country, visiting distilleries in dozens of states, and meeting the brave founders and distillers who bet their livelihoods for a chance to make whiskey… often in places where spirits haven’t been made in a hundred years or more.
Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt Edition No. 1 is a 12-barrel blend of single malt whiskies from six distilleries:
Balcones in Waco, Texas
Copperworks in Seattle, Washington
Santa Fe Spirits in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Triple Eight in Nantucket, Massachusetts
Westward in Portland, Oregon
Virginia Distillery Co. in Lovingston, Virginia
It tastes like rich baking spices, salted pretzels and roasted barley
surrounded by a savory smokiness.
Located in Alameda, California, St. George has been a trailblazer since its founding in 1982. It is known as the country’s first craft distillery, and it has laid the groundwork for all the thousands that have followed in its footsteps: a deep commitment to experimentation, innovation, quality and precision, fresh and flavourful local ingredients, and above all else, to trying new things.
Although this is a single malt whiskey, we chose to bottle this not under our normal brown label for single malt, but under our cream label, for “Other Whiskies.” That’s because its flavour profile is distinct and unusual because it was distilled from beer. It’s quite different from most American single malt, and we want you to know that going in.
Aged for 3 years in a 228-litre cask with a medium toast and toasted heads.
It tastes fresh and grassy with hints of creme brulee.
Boulder Spirits was founded by Scotsman Alastair Brogan, who has brought Scottish whisky-making traditions to the Colorado Rockies. This dry, high-elevation environment makes for bold and unique spirits.
Befitting Alastair’s roots in Scotland, Boulder uses a traditional Forsyths Scottish still and much of its output is Colorado single malt. So it’s only fitting that this straight bourbon whiskey, which was aged for 5 years in a 53-gallon new American oak cask, has a very unusual high-malt mashbill: 51% corn, 44% malted barley, and 5% rye. That’s the highest proportion of malt we’ve ever seen in a bourbon, and it works spectacularly well.
It is a very big, rich, juicy straight bourbon whiskey. Hearty oak surrounds chocolate mousse, maple syrup-drenched waffles, fudge, and toffee.
Founded in 2010, Watershed Distillery’s meticulous production methods, commitment to local ingredients, and innovations with grain have resulted in an impressive range of spirits.
This cask strength single cask selection makes it clear exactly why Watershed has become one of the most sought-after and beloved distilleries in the Midwest.
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.
It has a rich sweetness, perfectly balanced by oak spice and an orangey zing, it evokes the flavours of our favourite breakfast pastries.
This straight bourbon whiskey shows just what Texas ingenuity, grains, and temperatures can do. It was made from 100% Texas-grown roasted blue corn, an unusual mash bill for a bourbon, and aged for two years in a 60-gallon new American oak cask.
It tastes like charred, buttery corn-on- the-cob dipped in maple syrup.
This single cask comes from New York Distilling Co. Located in the heart of Brooklyn, NYDC is one of the country’s first urban distilleries and a champion of the rebirth of both gin and rye whiskey in the Empire State.
It tastes like chocolate-covered Turkish delight with balanced rye spice and notes of oak.