Lost Lantern, an independent bottler of American whiskey, is pleased to announce their Fall 2022 collection, featuring five limited edition single casks from Boulder Spirits in Colorado, Cedar Ridge Distillery in Iowa, Copperworks Distilling in Washington, and Breuckelen Distilling in New York.
Co-Founders Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski chose to focus on a theme of “discovery” when they selected the whiskies to be released in the Fall 2022 Collection. “All the single casks in this collection come from distilleries that are locally or regionally beloved and very highly regarded, but not that widely available outside of their home markets. With this Collection, we want to help whiskey drinkers discover some really unique whiskies from distilleries they may have heard of, but not been able to actually get their hands on until now,” said Adam.
Beginning September 21st, Lost Lantern’s Fall 2022 single cask collection will be available for sale on LostLanternWhiskey.com, Seelbachs.com, and at select retailers in California and Alberta, Canada. As always, all offerings are released with full transparency, bottled at cask strength, are non-chill-filtered and have natural color.
· Boulder Spirits Peated Colorado Single Malt Whiskey (164 btls): SRP, $130
· Cedar Ridge Iowa 5-Year-Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey (100 btls): SRP, $100
· Cedar Ridge Iowa 6-Year-Old Straight Malted Rye Whiskey (211 btls): SRP, $90
· Copperworks Distilling Washington Single Malt (Single Farm, Single Variety) (225 btls): SRP, $100
· Breuckelen Distilling 8-Year-Old New York Malted Wheat Whiskey (165 btls): SRP, $120
Single casks are an essential piece of the Lost Lantern model, inspired by the long tradition of independent bottlers in Scotland. Since its debut in October 2020, Lost Lantern has released 36 one-of-a-kind single casks from 18 of the finest distilleries in the United States: Santa Fe Spirits (NM), Cedar Ridge (IA), New York Distilling Company (NY), Ironroot Republic (TX), Whiskey Del Bac (AZ), Balcones (TX), Watershed (OH), Boulder Spirits (CO), Spirit Works (CA), St. George Spirits (CA), McCarthy’s (OR), Smooth Ambler (WV), Starlight (IN), Westward (OR), Frey Ranch Distillery (NV), Dad’s Hat (PA), Copperworks Distilling (WA), and Breuckelen Distilling (NY).
ABOUT LOST LANTERN’S FALL 2022 SINGLE CASK COLLECTION
Lost Lantern’s single casks show that the best whiskey reflects where it’s made, how it’s made, and who made it, and demonstrate that compelling whiskey comes from across the United States.
2022 Single Cask #12: Boulder Spirits Peated Colorado Single Malt Whiskey
(164 btls | 148.94 Proof): SRP, $130
Boulder Spirits was founded by Scotsman Alastair Brogan, who has brought Scottish whisky making traditions to the Rockies. Made from 100% peated Scottish barley, this whiskey was aged for 5 years in new oak. It’s heavily peated and very smoky, with flavors of smoked figs, bacon-wrapped dates, bitter orange marmalade, and fresh-baked brownies. *Note: Boulder’s high altitude tends to result in high-proof spirits. Single Cask #12 was bottled at its natural cask strength of 148.94 proof.
2022 Single Cask #13: Cedar Ridge Iowa 5-Year-Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey
(100 btls | 123.08 Proof): SRP, $100
It’s no surprise that Cedar Ridge distillery, located in the heart of the corn belt in Iowa, makes great bourbon. The dramatic temperature swings of the Great Plains help create whiskies with a soft, clean, yet spicy character. This is Lost Lantern’s second bourbon from the family-owned distillery. Made from 74% corn, 14% rye, and 12% malted barley, this straight bourbon whiskey was aged for 5 years, giving it great depth and complexity. It has white flowers and vanilla on the nose, a complex palate with white chocolate and baking spice, and a very long finish.
2022 Single Cask #14: Cedar Ridge Iowa 6-Year-Old Straight Malted Rye Whiskey
(211 btls | 120.3 Proof): SRP, $90
Cedar Ridge is one of the few distilleries to regularly distill malted rye whiskey, which is made with germinated rye grain. This 6-year-old single cask, made with 51% malted rye, 34% rye, 12% corn, and 3% malted barley, shows why the style is worth your attention. It has a citrusy nose, with lemon, custard, and a rich depth on the palate. The malted rye grain adds a complex, biscuity and toasty flavor and a great mouthfeel.
2022 Single Cask #15: Copperworks Distilling Washington Single Malt (Single Farm, Single Variety)
(225 btls | 116.9 Proof): SRP, $100
Founded by brewers, Copperworks brings craft beer’s precision and commitment to local ingredients to distilling. The Seattle distillery works closely with local farms to source its grain, leading to whiskies that truly reflect the climate of the Pacific Northwest. This single malt was made from a single variety of barley called Baronesse, grown on a single farm, the family-owned Joseph’s Grainery in Colfax, WA. Aged for 3 years in a new oak cask, it has vanilla and white pepper on the nose and lavender, oak and saltwater taffy on the palate.
2022 Single Cask #16: Breuckelen Distilling 8-Year-Old New York Malted Wheat Whiskey
(165 btls | 138.9 Proof): SRP, $120
Founded in 2010 in Brooklyn, Breuckelen Distilling has been making unique and delicious whiskies that push the boundaries of traditional whiskey styles since its inception. Wheat whiskies are generally known for being gentle and light. Not this one. Made with 100% malted red wheat, this eight-year-old single cask has a deep, rich, and powerful flavor but a soft texture, with notes of rich oak, chocolate banana bread, cranberry teacake, and ginger spice. This is the oldest single cask Lost Lantern has released to date.