Lost Lantern 2024 Single Cask #4: Tom’s Foolery


Classification: Straight Rye

Company: Lost Lantern

Distillery: Sourced from Tom’s Foolery

Release Date: March 27, 2024

Proof: 108.7

Age: 9 Years

Mashbill: 70% Winter Rye, 30% Malted Rye

Color: Dark Bronze

MSRP: $120 / 750mL (2024)

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Vanilla custard | Lemongrass | Soft grain | Light summer fruits | Frosting | Inviting


Apple strudel | Cinnamon bread | Bright rye spice | Slightly charred oak | Yellow cake | Fantastic combination of flavors


Pop of rye spice | Chewy oak | Light leather | Lemon peel | Gentle lingering heat


A cornucopia of flavors delivers a mesmerizing sip that is one of the most intriguing ryes Lost Lantern has ever released, thanks to its focus on the under-the-radar Tom’s Foolery distillery.

This rye is Lost Lantern’s second release from Tom’s Foolery, following the company’s bourbon release in 2023. Located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Tom’s Foolery “is for people who care where their food comes from and how it is made.”  This release is part of Lost Lantern’s focus on the Midwest, with the 170 limited bottle release the oldest whiskey ever released by the company.

Tom’s Foolery is a distillery that many aren’t familiar with, so it should come as no surprise that while the sip is slightly familiar, it’s altogether a different beast. Opening on inviting scents of vanilla custard, lemongrass, and soft grain, you’re instantly drawn into the uniqueness of the aroma. The midpoint boasts a combination of flavors that stops you in your tracks and makes you think, “Wow!” Sweet notes of apple strudel and cinnamon bread combine with bright rye spice and slightly charred oak. There’s nothing overly exotic about this whiskey, instead it hones in on delivering these flavors with excellence. The finish is pleasing with a pop of rye spice and drier notes. Lemon peel adds intrigue, and while it delivers a gentle lingering heat, this is the sip’s weakest part that holds it back from even greater heights. Overall, this is a great rye that whiskey lovers should instantly seek out.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Jordan Moskal

March 26, 2024
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