Lost Lantern 2024 Single Cask #11: Leiper’s Fork Tennessee Whiskey


Classification: Tennessee Whiskey

Company: Lost Lantern

Distillery: Sourced from Leiper’s Fork Distillery

Release Date: July 11, 2024

Proof: 115.8

Age: 5 Years

Mashbill: 70% Corn, 15% Rye, 15% Toasted Malted Barley

Color: Mahogany

MSRP: $100 / 750mL (2024)

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Bakery scents | Pretzel dough | Dark cherries | Aged leather | Earthy | Unusual


Fresh baked bread | Pie crust | Toasted oak | Black cherries | Raisins | Hint of anise | Light tobacco | Caramel corn | Rich & full-bodied


Baking spices | Seasoned oak | Gingerbread cookie | Toffee | Maple sugar candy | Long


An intensely unique whiskey that leaves a wonderful and lasting impression, shining light on a small unknown distillery, epitomizing what Lost Lantern set out to accomplish.

Lost Lantern’s 2024 Summer of Bourbon collection is here with nine whiskeys originating from 12 different states. This single barrel is Lost Lantern’s first Tennessee whiskey release, and their first release from Leiper’s Fork Distillery, a small-scale distillery located in Franklin, Tennessee. Leiper’s Fork has been distilling since 2016, and makes bourbon, rye, and Tennessee whiskey. The distillery produces only 25,000 gallons of whiskey annually, which translates to about 470 standard 53 gallon barrels. To put this into perspective, this is equivalent to what Buffalo Trace is capable of distilling in only 5 hours, less than a single shift!

If any whiskey could be described as a “slow burn,” it’s this one. The first pour shocks you a bit…what is it? The flavor combination is unexpected. On the second pour you start to dial it in. And by the third time sitting with this whiskey you’re hooked. There is so much going on with this that you have to experience it a few times to completely comprehend it. The range of flavors is expansive, like a new experience with each sip. Sweet notes, savory notes, spices notes, Lost Lantern Single Cask #11 has everything.

But it’s not a refined Tennessee whiskey by that measure, and does not fall in the same category that a high aged, well-balanced bourbon from a major Kentucky distillery would. Instead, it’s a challenging whiskey, suited for the drinker who feels like they’ve already experienced everything and wants something that will expand that range. To that end, Lost Lantern 2024 Single Cask #11: Leiper’s Fork Tennessee Whiskey epitomizes exactly what Lost Lantern set out to accomplish: Shining light on the independent spirit.

This single barrel release totals 123 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: Nick Beiter

July 2, 2024
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