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.

McCabe's Irish Whiskey

McCabe’s Irish Whiskey holds true to its name — pot-distilled in Ireland, hallmarked by a light golden color, and imbued with the essences of the malt and grains with which it is crafted, this carefully-sourced, true Irish whiskey is proofed and bottled in Brown County, Indiana by Hard Truth Distilling Co.

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Sipes' Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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.

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White Oak Reserve Rum

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.

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Cinnamon Vodka

This spirit really begins its fun post distillation. Starting with 80pf Hard Truth Vodka, we infuse 2 sources of cinnamon and lightly sweeten to give it a smooth, delicate finish that makes you want to “try another.”

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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.

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Straight No Chaser Vodka

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.


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Toasted Coconut Rum

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.

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White Rum

Molasses and pure cane sugar are the backbone of our fine rum. Carefully fermented then distilled at a low proof to retain the rich deep notes of the molasses in the true island tradition.

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