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
Age: 2 Years
Mashbill: Undisclosed Blend of Mashbills
Color: Yellow Gold
MSRP: $120 (2021)
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:
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.