Sipes’ Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a curated, four-year-old bourbon finished in rum casks at Hard Truth Hills. Never chill-filtered, this premium bourbon is blended and rested in Brown County, Indiana.
Hard Truth Hills
Hard Truth Distilling Co.
Hard Truth Hills is home to Hard Truth Distilling Co. with an 18,000-sqare foot state of the art distillery featuring Vendome Copper & Brass Works equipment.
Hard Truth Distilling Co. produces around 15,000 cases of spirits per year, including popular Hard Truth Cinnamon Vodka, Hard Truth Toasted Coconut Rum, and the award-winning Hard Truth Gin.
In late 2020, Hard Truth will release the first of three highly-anticipated aged spirits — Hard Truth Straight Rye Whiskey. Hard Truth Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Hard Truth Straight Wheated Bourbon Whiskey will follow in the coming years.
Come for one of our many distillery tour experiences or try one of our drink recipes featuring Hard Truth spirits.
Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Hard Truth Distilling Co. was founded in 2015 by the creators of Big Woods Restaurant Group and Quaff ON! Brewing Co. The original distillery operation was located in a pair of small rooms above Big Woods Pizza Co. in downtown Nashville, with an annual production capacity equal to one percent of Hard Truth’s current capabilities. To learn more about Hard Truth’s journey, plan a visit and book a tour with the Hard Truth Hills Tours & Tastings Center here.
Hard Truth Aged Rum starts with our white rum that features fruity and sweet molasses notes. We rest that in brand new, toasted and charred American white oak barrels — just like we do our bourbon whiskey — where it picks up complex and smoky caramel and butterscotch flavors.
The Citrus Forward Drinkable Gin
This Indiana distilled spirit is as unique as Brown County, where it was hand-crafted. Drop all your preconceptions about Gin. The lighter use of juniper and generous amount of fresh citrus creates a surprisingly refreshing Gin, like nothing you have tried before. Hard Truth Gin is an easy drinking gin by itself on shaved ice, or a great base to lay down with some Ginger beer. Try replacing a vodka soda with a Hard Truth Gin and soda for an exceptional taste, without the need for sugary mixers. Hard Truth Gin has really been shown to convert non-gin drinkers in just one sip.
2018 Bronze Medal Winner
From The American Distilling Institute
We are proud of our Distillers Bryan Smith and Cole Smith for bringing home a medal from Hard Truth’s first contest entry. As a relatively young Indiana distillery we were proud to travel all the way to Portland, OR to accept this award from such a prestigious organization like The American Distilling Institute.
Our premium vodka is handcrafted in small batches using 100% wheat. Through careful distillation and carbon process, the resulting spirit is clean on the palette with a subtle sweet finish.
Hard Truth Distilling Co. and Straight No Chaser recently announced a unique partnership: their new Hard Truth Straight No Chaser Vodka. Hard Truth Straight No Chaser Vodka is the first partnership of this kind for Nashville, Ind.-based Hard Truth Hills Distilling Co. and the platinum-selling a cappella group, which got its start at Indiana University.
Hard Truth Toasted Coconut Rum pairs the deep, rich flavor of house-toasted flaked coconut with cane sugar and natural sea salt for a balanced and versatile spirit. This rum is easy to drink alone, perfect over crushed ice with a squeeze of lime, or the tropical twist that makes yours the best tiki drink on the block.