Launching with a trio of new limited-edition single cask whiskeys, the independent bottler is lighting up this festive season
The independent bottler of American whiskey, Lost Lantern, that launched in 2020 is celebrating the holidays with a festive announcement. For the first time it has unveiled its Winter Whiskey Wednesday drop, an annual release that will take place on the first Wednesday of December. The 2021 trio of whiskeys include expressions from McCarthy’s, Smooth Ambler, and Starlight.
On this new tradition, Lost Lantern co-founders Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski said: “While we don’t normally reveal release dates far in advance, fans can expect a Lost Lantern winter drop timed to the holiday season the first Wednesday of December every year. This release, beginning with our Winter 2021 collection, will include some of our most exciting whiskies of the year, selected with celebration, cold weather, and gift giving in mind.”
The Winter 2021 collection features three limited-edition single casks, available exclusively via Seelbachs.com as of December 1st and on LostLanternWhiskey.com at a later date. All are bottled at cask strength, are non-chill-filtered, and have natural color.
Blake Riber, founder of Seelbach’s said on launching the collection: “We’re thrilled to have the exclusive Lost Lantern Winter Collection on Seelbach’s! Most of their fall release sold out before we even had a chance to announce it. Lost Lantern is pushing the boundaries for independent bottlers in American Whiskey. This is exactly what we want to showcase on Seelbach’s.”
The three distilleries and states in the drop are new additions to Lost Lantern’s single cask lineup.
“Clear Creek has been making McCarthy’s for over 20 years and has a well-deserved cult following,” said Nora and Adam. “Smooth Ambler is best known for sourcing and blending but has also been distilling their own whiskey for years, so we’re excited to present their own West Virginia-distilled wheated Bourbon. Finally, Starlight showcases Southern Indiana’s terroir, climate, and agriculture and is quickly becoming one of the darlings of Bourbon drinkers.”
Winter Whiskey Wednesday 2021 trio
2021 Single Cask #6, McCarthy’s 6 Year Old Oregon Peated Single Malt (248 btls): SRP, $140
2021 Single Cask #7 Smooth Ambler West Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey (195 btls): SRP, $80
2021 Single Cask #8 Starlight Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey (211 btls): SRP, $70