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Lost Lantern 2022 Single Cask #15: Copperworks Distilling Washington Single Malt

CAPSULE REVIEW

Classification: Single Malt

Company: Lost Lantern

Distillery: Sourced from Copperworks Distilling

Release Date: September 2022

Proof: 117

Age: 3 Years

Mashbill: 100% Baronesse Malted Barley

Color: Reddish Copper

MSRP: $100 (2022)

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NOSE

Saltwater taffy | Chocolate malt balls | Lemon | White chocolate | Distinctive

palate

Chocolate malt balls | Fudge | Tiramisu

finish

Roasted malt | IPA beer | Pepper | Pop of heat | Lingering IPA aftertaste

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A Pacific Northwest American single malt that takes risks and pushes boundaries to striking results.

Copperworks Distilling is located in Washington State and opened in business in 2013. Utilizing a Scottish-made copper pot still, co-owners/distillers Jason Parker and Micah Nutt wanted to explore what it meant to be an American single malt. With a background in brewing, they’re pushing the boundaries of American single malt by distilling craft beer (without hops) into their spirits. One sip of this Lost Lantern Single Cask #15 and that aspect of its creation is unmistakable.

The whiskey opens with a delicious aroma of saltwater taffy, chocolate malt balls, lemon, and white chocolate. It is very distinct compared to the company’s contemporaries. The scents transition into the palate seamlessly with chocolate malt balls at the forefront. It expands on it by adding delicious layers of fudge and tiramisu. Yum. But it’s the whiskey’s finish with its beer component that is perhaps most striking. Roasted malt hits first and a long lingering IPA-like flavor drives home its finish. It’s unmistakable and incredibly unique. It doesn’t venture into Charbay levels of uniqueness who use a similar distilling process, or even Lost Lantern’s St. George Spirits 2022 Single Cask #10, but it's striking nevertheless. The Pacific Northwest’s American single malt scene is one of the most interesting and exciting fronts of American whiskey, and Lost Lantern’s Copperworks Distilling Washington Single Malt cask beautifully showcases this.      

The cask chosen for this release produced a total of 225 bottles.

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: Eric

September 24, 2022
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