The Lost Lantern Summer Collection emphasizes comparison, showing the full range of the distilleries we work with and what we as an independent bottler add to that conversation. All seven casks in the Summer Collection are meant to be points of comparison: sometimes to each other, sometimes to previous Lost Lantern releases, sometimes to the distillery’s own releases.
This bundle is a way to purchase both of our McCarthy’s single casks at a small discount.
McCarthy’s is one of the very first American single malts, and it’s the first one that we fell in love with. Clear Creek has made this exceptional whiskey for almost three decades. McCarthy’s helped to establish the very idea of American single malt whiskey, and they set a very high standard.
One of these casks, from our Summer Collection, is a 3-year-old heavily peated single malt, similar in age profile to McCarthy’s flagship, but a cask strength single cask. The other, from our Winter Collection, is 6 years old: one of the two oldest whiskies ever to come from the distillery, and the only older release that has ever been available outside of Oregon and at cask strength. Both have rich smoky peat flavors balanced out by sweetness.