Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt Edition No. 1


Classification: Blend of American Malt Whiskeys

Company: Lost Lantern

Distillery: Balcones, Copperworks, Santa Fe Spirits, Triple Eight, Westward, Virginia Distillery Co.

Release Date: October 2020

Proof: 105

Age: 2 Years

Mashbill: Undisclosed Blend of Mashbills

Color: Yellow Gold

MSRP: $120 (2021)

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Roasted malt | Hay | Light smoky oak | Dab of grain | Light baking chocolate | Quintessential malted whiskey scents through and through


Dry oak | Vanilla | Punchy malt | White pepper | Touch of raisins | Sprinkle of baking chocolate | Leather | Honeydew melon | Nice mixture of drier and sweeter flavors


Vanilla cream | Smoky oak | Dry leather | Smoldering heat | Initial sweetness turns to dry lingering heat


In October, Lost Lantern announced their release of American Vatted Malt Edition No. 1. It is a 3,000 bottle limited release, consisting of a 12 barrel blend of single malt whiskeys from six distilleries located in all corners of the US:

  • Balcones in Waco, Texas
  • Copperworks in Seattle, Washington
  • Santa Fe Spirits in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Triple Eight on Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • Westward in Portland, Oregon
  • Virginia Distillery Co. in Lovingston, Virginia

American malt whiskeys have become more and more popular over the years with American Vatted Malt helping to emphasize that point by blending multiple American malt whiskeys from all across the country together. The end result is an interesting blend of flavors that play well together. Its price is high considering the individual components of the blend can be found for much cheaper. As a result, those looking to break into American malts would be better served by first honing their flavor profile preferences before tackling this monster of a blend. Price aside, Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt pulls off an unusually large blend of various distilleries resulting in a complex and approachable malt that will please fans of the category.

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: Jordan Moskal

March 24, 2021
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