US Independent bottlers, Lost Lantern, have announced a limited-edition single cask featuring Ironroot Republic Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Last Lantern founders Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski initially visited Ironroot Republic back in October 2018 and promptly found themselves enamoured with the distillery and the resulting whiskeys produced by the Likarish brothers. “Jonathan and Robert are known to experiment with rare heirloom strains of corn to bring out unique new flavours.
Located on the north Texas plains in Denison, just a few miles south of Oklahoma, Ironroot Republic is squarely set in tornado country. During tornado season, pressure fluctuations create a unique environment that increases the interaction between the whiskey and its cask making this 3-year old straight bourbon whiskey complex with fully developed oak spice.
“They are one of the very few distilleries that pair their oak type, char, and toast with the specific corn varietals they’re using,” explained Nora and Adam. “This matching technique results in combinations of flavours that are perfectly matched between oak and grain, and often cultivates unique floral flavours that we rarely get to experience in bourbon.”
With 136 bottles available, the Lost Lantern Cask #10 Ironroot Republic Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey understand what Lost Lantern is, w is made with 85% yellow dent corn, 5% purple corn, 5% flint corn, and 5% rye, Cask #10 was aged in a 53-gallon new American oak barrel for 3 years.
Highlight the difference a small amount of heirloom corn can make, the cask is big, bold, and spicy, with a touch of delicate summer violets. The Bourbon is offered at natural cask strength (129.2 proof) and is non-chill filtered with no colour added.