I must start this review by saying I have limited experience with single-malt whiskeys. However, I will do my best to share my tasting notes in this Lost Lantern Desert Dessert Whiskey Del Bac Arizona Single Malt review. The first thing I notice about this whiskey, distilled and aged for 1 year in Tucson, Arizona, is that the alcohol percentage of 56.9% is right up my alley.
According to Lost Lantern, an independent bottler of American whiskey out of Vermont, the whiskey in this release was made with Whiskey Del Bac’s classic mesquite-smoked mash bill of 40% mesquite-smoked malted barley and 60% unsmoked malted barley. A portion of that whiskey was also finished in casks that previously held Sauternes, a sweet French wine from the region of the same name in the Graves section in Bordeaux, and Pineau des Charentes, the richly sweet regional aperitif of western France.
Sample provided by Lost Lantern with no expectations.