Hard Truth Distilling earns whiskey honor

NASHVILLE — Hard Truth Distilling Co.’s first batch of Sweet Mash Rye Whiskey was recently named among Fred Minnick’s Top 100 American Whiskeys of 2021 during his annual ranking event. The designation given to Hard Truth’s Sweet Mash Rye Whiskey batch is unprecedented since it is their first batch to hit the market.

“Never in my career has a new whiskey producer come out with a first batch of a product and it tasted like this. The flavor is absolutely fantastic,” said Minnick. “This is the best first batch of a new distillery I have ever tasted.”

To identify the Top 100 American Whiskeys, Minnick conducted a thorough assessment of more than 700 whiskeys, all released in 2021, evaluating each by color, nose, palate, finish and uniqueness.

“We’re on the forefront of a new era of whiskey-making as sweet mash pioneers here in the state of Indiana, and it is truly an honor to be included on a list with such legendary distillers, especially with our first batch,” said Hard Truth Master Distiller Bryan Smith.

Made with the sweet mash method, with 100% fresh ingredients and aged in barrels for a minimum of two years, Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye Whiskey, Batch 1, Mash Bill 01 is Hard Truth’s debut sweet mash whiskey, released in November.

Headquartered in Nashville,Hard Truth Distilling Co. distills rums, vodkas, gins and whiskeys, distributed throughout Indiana and in parts of Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and Florida

Founded in 2015, it is one of three companies within the BWQOHT, Inc. umbrella — Quaff ON! Brewing Co. brews more than 40 craft beers, including well-known Busted Knuckle and Six Foot Blonde, and Big Woods Restaurant Group in central and southern Indiana.

For more, visit https://hardtruthdistilling.com/spirit-finder/.