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Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt Edition No. 1

$120.00

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RATING

10

Whiskey Review: Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt Edition No. 1

Tasting Notes:

About:
105 proof (52.5% ABV). $120/750ml. 3,000 bottles produced. Aged 2 years. Malts aged in American oak, sherry casks, re-toasted wine casks, and other barrels (full details on what the blend consists of are here).
Appearance:
Clear, earthy ocher.
Nose:
Intricate notes of the earth, an almost fertilizer smell, like pulling up the dirt from the farm floor after a rain. The malt rides on the tail of that smoky and sweet hit.
Palate:
I have to repeat the word smoky. It really nears the scotch territory. It is clear and past the smokiness there is little heat. On the top I got chocolate and orange bitters, a beautiful combination, and it carries a warm finish with that dry, earthy release. and explore the contrasting influences. After this tasting I was filled with appreciation for the vast corners of the country that this whiskey represents, and the care that went into creating this new and exciting product. I would proudly place this bottle on my mantle and share with friends anytime of the year. Sending User Review 0 (0 votes) Buy A Bottle Share: XFacebookLinkedInEmail Drinks Aizome Island – Tropical Style Minor Cobbler Strawberry Rhubarb Julep Crimson & Clover Club Wynken, Blynken, & Nog Related Articles Whiskey Review: Wheel Horse Cigar Blend Bourbon Editor’s Note: The Whiskey Wash… READ ARTICLE ? about Whiskey Review: Wheel Horse Cigar Blend Bourbon Bourbon / Reviews Whiskey Review: Highline Triple Rye Whiskey Editor’s Note: This whiskey was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whiskey Review: Highline Triple Rye Whiskey American / Reviews Whiskey Review: Savage & Cooke American Whiskey Editor’s Note: This whiskey was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whiskey Review: Savage & Cooke American Whiskey American / Reviews Whisky Review: Bruichladdich Octomore 14.3 Editor’s Note: This whisky was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whisky Review: Bruichladdich Octomore 14.3 Reviews / Scotch Whisky Review: Glenglassaugh 12 Years Old Editor’s Note: This whisky was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whisky Review: Glenglassaugh 12 Years Old Reviews / Scotch Whiskey Review: Highline American Whiskey Editor’s Note: This whiskey was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whiskey Review: Highline American Whiskey American / Reviews Whiskey Review: Savage & Cooke Rye Whiskey Editor’s Note: This whiskey was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whiskey Review: Savage & Cooke Rye Whiskey American / Reviews Whisky Review: Bruichladdich Octomore 14.2 Editor’s Note: This whisky was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whisky Review: Bruichladdich Octomore 14.2 Reviews / Scotch Whisky Review: Glenglassaugh Sandend Editor’s Note: This whisky was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whisky Review: Glenglassaugh Sandend Reviews / Scotch Whiskey Review: Highline Straight Kentucky Whiskey Editor’s Note: This whiskey was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whiskey Review: Highline Straight Kentucky Whiskey American / Reviews Jerry Jenae Sampson Jerry Sampson is a freelance writer, editor and screenwriter. Her creative work is ever improved by her love of whiskey and craft cocktails. She enjoys taking cool fall days to explore the great distilleries around Portland to get a closer look at the inner workings of her favorite spirits. More by Jerry Jenae Sampson Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Connect with on on LinkedIn About Advertise Subscribe Editorial Standards Privacy Policy Terms of Use
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I fell in love with this whiskey from the second the first fume hit my nose. It is complex and daring, challenging me with its unique flavor profile to reach further into my palate and explore the contrasting influences. rnrnAfter this tasting I was filled with appreciation for the vast corners of the country that this whiskey represents, and the care that went into creating this new and exciting product. I would proudly place this bottle on my mantle and share with friends anytime of the year. rn

Editor’s Note: This whiskey was provided to us as a review sample by Lost Lantern. This in no way, per our editorial policies, influenced the final outcome of this review. It should also be noted that by clicking the buy link towards the bottom of this review our site receives a small referral payment which helps to support, but not influence, our editorial and other costs.

American whiskey distilling is not typically a collaborative process. It often seems the top brands are always vying to keep their reputation tip-top and growing. For independent bottlers – companies that buy casks of whisky directly from distilleries – the risk of putting other names on the label is worth the reward to creating a diverse flavor profile.

Independent bottling and vatted malts are most commonplace in Scotland. Because of this tradition, Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski, founders of Lost Lantern Whiskey, were inspired to access six of the best single malt producers in the US to create the sublimely unique Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt Edition #1.

This limited release was born of the collaborative efforts with single malts from distillers Balcones (TX), Copperworks (WA), Santa Fe Spirits (NM), Triple Eight (MA), Westward (OR), and Virginia Distillery Co. (VA). In what I think is a spectacular picture of true camaraderie and union, all six distillers were invited to take part in the blending. They gathered in Denver to blend and taste all in one long day.

As Ganley-Roper and Polonski state, “American Vatted Malt Edition No. 1 is indicative of why American craft whiskey is so exciting. It’s a great symbol of what we want Lost Lantern to contribute to the industry.”

The climate and distilling environment contributes to the distinctive flavors elicited from the spirits. As a result, Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt No.1 enjoys a robust and diverse flavor profile from malts aged across the country.

Only 3,000 bottles were produced for release so I highly recommend seeking this bottle out. I will be watching Lost Lantern to see what new and exciting blends they will create in the coming years.

Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt Edition No. 1
Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt Edition No. 1 (image via Lost Lantern)

Tasting Notes: Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt Edition No. 1

Vital Stats: 105 proof (52.5% ABV). $120/750ml. 3,000 bottles produced. Aged 2 years. Malts aged in American oak, sherry casks, re-toasted wine casks, and other barrels (full details on what the blend consists of are here).

Appearance: Clear, earthy ocher.

Nose: Intricate notes of the earth, an almost fertilizer smell, like pulling up the dirt from the farm floor after a rain. The malt rides on the tail of that smoky and sweet hit.

Palate: I have to repeat the word smoky. It really nears the scotch territory. It is clear and past the smokiness there is little heat. On the top I got chocolate and orange bitters, a beautiful combination, and it carries a warm finish with that dry, earthy release.

Jerry Jenae Sampson

Jerry Sampson is a freelance writer, editor and screenwriter. Her creative work is ever improved by her love of whiskey and craft cocktails. She enjoys taking cool fall days to explore the great distilleries around Portland to get a closer look at the inner workings of her favorite spirits.

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