Sipes’ Straight Bourbon Whiskey returns with a new, barrel-smoked finish
Nashville, Ind. – Hard Truth Distilling Co., a distillery located on 325 acres in Southern
Indiana, has released a new addition to its America’s Original Barrel Smoked Whiskey
line: Sipes’ Barrel Smoked Straight Bourbon Whiskey. New today, Hard Truth finishes,
blends, and bottles this whiskey at its state-of-the art craft distillery in Brown County,
Hard Truth is pioneering its way to unique flavors through a proprietary smoked barrel
finishing process applied to this and other America’s Original Barrel Smoked Whiskey
products. Today’s release is an offshoot of the Sipes’ Straight Bourbon Whiskey line
introduced in August 2020. This first barrel smoked variant trades rum barrels for
custom-smoked ones in the finishing process, creating a complex and balanced
whiskey with a beautifully nuanced smoke character not found in other whiskeys on the
Available in 750 mL bottles, Sipes’ Barrel Smoked Straight Bourbon Whiskey is bottled
at 90 proof with a 45% ABV. The limited edition, high-quality bourbon is available at all
seven Big Woods locations and Hard Truth Hills for $67.99 plus tax. The product will
begin to rollout at select local retailers next week.
This first iteration of Hard Truth Distilling Co.’s Sipes’ Barrel Smoked Straight Bourbon
Whiskey has a tawny appearance with an aroma characterized by toasted pecan,
smoked almond, and caramelized sugar with notes of stone fruit, vanilla, and brown
sugar-glazed ham. On the palate, bursts of wood smoke and maple sweetness lead into
pipe tobacco, leather, clove, and oak followed by hints of orchard fruit, corn, honey and
bread. The surprisingly long, peppery finish features elements of warm baking spices,
maple candy, black peppercorn, and smoldering embers.
For more information on where to purchase Sipes’ Barrel Smoked Straight Bourbon
Whiskey or any other Hard Truth product, visit: hardtruthdistilling.com/spirit-finder.