Lost Lantern Single Cask Collection

by Jaden Stafford

Lost Lantern has announced their Spring 2022 single cask collection, sourced from four celebrated distilleries: Smooth Ambler in West Virginia, Westward in Oregon, Frey Ranch Distillery in Nevada and Spirit Works in California.

“This group of distilleries is continually pushing the boundaries of American whiskey and exploring new ways of making whiskey in many different forms,” says Lost Lantern Co-Founders Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski. “The Spring Collection includes our first single casks from Frey Ranch, one of the only estate distilleries in the country, and Westward, one of the creators of modern American single malt, as well as our second Smooth Ambler West Virginia wheated bourbon and a unique sloe gin-finished rye whiskey from Spirit Works in California.”

Find out more about Lost Lantern’s Spring 2022 single cask collection below.

Cask #1: Smooth Ambler West Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This is the second bourbon cask Lost Lantern selected from Smooth Ambler Spirits in Maxwelton, West Virginia, aged in a 53-gallon barrel for 5 years. The nose has notes of toasted almond, white chocolate, and cranberries, and the palate is rich and spicy, with clove, black cherry and oak flavors, the company says.

Smooth Ambler Straight Bourbon is 123 proof. The suggested retail price is $80 per 750-ml. bottle.

Cask #2: Westward Oregon Single Malt Whiskey Finished in a Chardonnay Cask

This single malt was made from 100% two-row malted barley, aged for 28 months in a new oak cask and then finished for 20 months in an Oregon Chardonnay cask. It has a structured palate with a malty flavor that includes hints of flowers, toasted pecans, and pears, the company says.

Westward Single Malt is 121 proof. The suggested retail price is $130 per 750-ml. bottle.

Cask #3: Frey Ranch Distillery Nevada Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This cask is a 5-year-old straight bourbon whiskey made from grain grown at Frey Ranch. It has spicy, earthy fruit flavors, with notes of black cherry and caramel vanilla creams, the company says.

Frey Ranch Distillery Four Grain Straight Bourbon is 124 proof. The suggested retail price is $100 per 750-ml. bottle.

Cask #4: Spirit Works California Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in a Sloe Gin Cask

This cask was made by finishing straight 2-year-old Spirit Works rye whiskey for an additional year in a cask that previously held Spirit Works’ sloe gin. The finish adds flavors of strawberry, raspberry, and juniper to the underlying spice, vanilla, and oak notes, the company says.

Spirit Works Straight Rye is 113 proof. The suggested retail price is $100 per 750-ml. bottle.

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