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tom’s foolery

Six Very Good Rye Whiskeys Not Made In Kentucky

When I started as North American Archivist for United Distillers in 1992, there were very few distilleries outside of the State of Kentucky. Now there are several hundred distilleries not located in Kentucky and many of them are making excellent... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Tom’s Foolery Rye

I like Tom Herbruck and Tom’s Foolery Distillery. When I first met him I tried his rye whiskey at about 4 months old and liked what I tasted. I was impressed that he was not going to release it until... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Tom’s Foolery Bonded Bourbon

I first met Tom Herbruck when I went to Cleveland to do one of my Bourbon classes in 2014. He had invited me out to visit his distillery and I knew that at that time he had purchased the old... Continue Reading →

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