August 14, 2020
Hard Truth Distilling Co. launches first-ever whiskey: Hard Truth Sipes’ Straight Bourbon Whiskey
A curated bourbon named for Brown County’s first known distiller is now available at all seven Big Woods restaurant locations
Nashville, Ind. – Hard Truth Distilling Co., an artisan distillery located in Southern Indiana, has unveiled their newest addition to the distillery’s line-up of spirits and first-ever bourbon whiskey product: Hard Truth Sipes’ Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The product name is a tribute to Brown County’s rich history and the area’s first known distiller, Henry A. Sipes.
The curated, four-year-old bourbon is finished in hand-selected rum casks and aged in the Hard Truth Distilling Co. rackhouse at Hard Truth Hills in Nashville, Indiana. The 750 ml bottle is bottled at 90 proof with a 45% ABV. The high-quality bourbon is available for a very limited time at all seven Big Woods locations and Hard Truth Hills for $57.99 for one bottle of $99.00 for two. The product will begin to rollout at local retailers in the coming weeks.
“The demand for whiskey has grown significantly in the past decade, and we’re proud to help answer the craft spirit lovers’ call with Sipes’ Straight Bourbon Whiskey,” said Jeff McCabe, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Big Woods Restaurant Group, Quaff ON! Brewing Co., Hard Truth Distilling Co. and Hard Truth Hills (BWQOHT, Inc.). “Since we started Hard Truth Distilling Co., we’ve continued to stay true to our Southern Indiana roots, and our first-ever whiskey product is a nod to the pioneer of distilling in Brown County. The release of Sipes’ marks the beginning of Hard Truth’s rollout of an array of whiskey and bourbon products while celebrating the history of Hard Truth Distilling Co.’s birthplace.”
The Hard Truth Distilling Co. Sipes’ Straight Bourbon Whiskey has a deep and brilliant copper appearance with a nose full of pecan, carmel, and sweet cream with notes of ripe fruit and tobacco. The rich taste is finished with hints of toasted nuts and cornbread completed with lingering hints of chocolate, oak and dried fruit.