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Tom’s Foolery 9-Year-Old Ohio Straight Rye

Farmhouse Rye

Lost Lantern hand-selected this cask from Tom’s Foolery in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The family-owned distillery uses traditional, labor-intensive methods, including wooden fermenters and pot still distillation, to make whiskey the way it used to be made. Their whiskies embody the cold, snowy climate of Ohio’s snowbelt.

Aged for 9 years in a 53-gallon barrel, this straight rye whiskey was made from 70% winter rye and 30% malted rye. It is remarkably fresh and elegant, with hints of fresh-cut grass and lemon on the nose and rich rye spice, lemon custard, and balanced oak on the palate. It has an extremely long, warm finish. 

It is our second cask from Tom’s Foolery, and the oldest whiskey we’ve ever released.

2024 Single Cask #4: Tom’s Foolery 9-Year-Old Ohio Straight Rye Single Cask

Proof: 116.5
Age: 9 years
Quantity produced: 170 bottles
Format: 750mL
Details: Cask strength; Non-chill filtered; no color added

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Cask Details

  • Mashbill — 70% winter rye, 30% malted rye
  • Maturation Barrel Info — New American Oak Char 4 Coopers Select, ISC
  • Barrel Entry Proof: 108.7 proof
  • Barrel Size — 53 gallons
  • Finishing Barrel Info — N/A
  • Length of Secondary Maturation/Finishing — N/A
  • Type: Single Cask
  • Pour: neat
  • Glass: glencairn or snifter
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About Tom’s Foolery

Located in Northeast Ohio, Tom’s Foolery is a family-owned distillery that makes whiskey using traditional, labor-intensive methods, including pot still distillation. The small distillery has nearly as much in common with the small farm distilleries scattered across Cognac and Normandy as it does with America’s bourbon tradition. The distillery even makes brandy! The entire process at Tom’s Foolery is deliberately hands-on and low-tech, every aspect of the process guided by experience and sensory evaluation rather than computers and spreadsheets. Their process is also connected to nature, and the distillery makes every effort to allow the regional climate–not far from the shores of Lake Erie, in an area with cold, snowy winters and temperate summers–to influence the whiskey as nature chooses.

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