Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tom's Foolery Applejack a Medalist

Posted By on Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM


Tom's Foolery Applejack was recently awarded a silver medal at the American Distilling Institute 7th Annual Judging of Artisan American Spirits. There was no gold medal awarded in their category.

Over the course of the competition, judges evaluated 317 artisan American spirits: 127 whiskies, 66 gins, 36 moonshines, 47 rums and 41 fruit spirits were submitted from 124 independently owned, small-batch distillers. Judges awarded 23 gold, 44 silver and 46 bronze medals. The tasting was totally blind and evaluated in terms of Nose, Palate, Finish and Balance.

In the Applejack/Brandy category, Tom's Foolery and one other label secured silver medals.

"We are pretty excited that the Applejack got recognition," explains co-owner Lianne Herbruck. "There were no Gold or Bronze winners in the Applejack category, but two, including our Applejack, received silvers. It makes us pretty proud that the care and attention to detail is resulting in a pleasant product! We can't wait until they get the finished Bourbon and Rye to taste!"

Neither can we.

Read more about Tom's Foolery here.

Tags: ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

May 5, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation