This week’s guests on the Bit by a Fox Podcast are Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski, the husband and wife team behind Lost Lantern, a new independent bottler of American craft whiskey modeled after the long tradition of independent bottlers in Scotland.
They aren’t doing any of the actual distilling, but they are blending and carefully sourcing only from some of the best hidden gem distilleries from around the country. While this concept is a new one in the states, independent bottling and blending from different distilleries is an age old Scottish tradition that Adam and Nora looked to as they started this company in 2018. Take a listen to hear their story!
This week’s featured cocktail is a Penicillin variation using Lost Lantern’s American Vatted Malt:
AVM #1 Penicillin
2 ounces Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt Edition No 1.
3/4 ounce *honey-ginger syrup
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/4 ounce Colkegan Single Malt, Lost Lantern Santa Fe Spirits Single Malt Single Cask, or any mesquite-smoked single malt
Candied ginger for garnish
Combine Vatted Malt, honey-ginger syrup, lemon juice, and ice in a cocktail shaker.Shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Float the mesquite-smoked single malt and garnish with candied ginger.
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup water
3 inch chunk of ginger
Directions: Combine the ingredients in a small pan, bring to a boil, then simmer for 5-10 minutes, chill in the fridge overnight (or for a few hours), strain out the ginger.
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