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Lost Lantern 2022 Single Cask #1: Smooth Ambler

CAPSULE REVIEW
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Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Lost Lantern

Distillery: Smooth Ambler

Release Date: March 2022

Proof: 123

Age: 5 Years

Mashbill: 71.5% Corn, 21.5% Soft Red Winter Wheat, 7% Malted Barley

Color: Rose Gold

MSRP: $80 (2022)

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NOSE

Sparkling grape juice | Peaches | Apricot | Bouquet of fruit | Floral undertone | Fragrant

palate

Punch of citrus | Orange peel | Dried apricot | Clove | Fruity & floral

finish

Touch of spice | Fresh fruit | Warming | Long

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Part of the first set of single barrels released in 2022, Cask #1 is the second Smooth Ambler single barrel that has been featured in Lost Lantern’s Single Cask Series following 2021’s Single Cask #7.

This particular barrel pushes high on the uniqueness scale, as it offers an excessively fruit-forward and floral flavor profile that’s sure to wow some and surprise others. A bouquet of fruit on the nose transitions to a fruity and floral palate and finally a warming finish. I enjoy the idea that single barrels offer the opportunity to taste the range that a particular distillery is able to offer. If this is a representation of the range Smooth Ambler is capable of distilling, I’m excited to see what else they have in store. This barrel won’t be for everyone, but for those seeking a fruit-forward pour it really hits the spot.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Nick

May 2, 2022
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