Our Story

Hard Truth Distilling Co.

After spending nearly a decade building our brand family Big Woods Restaurants, Quaff ON! Brewing and Hard Truth Distilling Co. our founders wanted to make a home.  Serendipity struck when 325 acres just outside of Nashville became available and the result – Hard Truth Distilling Co. found a new home.

Hard Truth Distilling Co. has progressed over the years, beginning by opening its Tours and Tastings Center in the winter of 2017.  It was the first complete structure on the 325-acre property just outside of downtown Nashville, Indiana – home to the Brown County artist colony.  The following summer, Hard Truth Restaurant opened to hungry guests.

Then in the fall of 2018, after distilling for three years in small rooms above Big Woods Pizza Co. in downtown Nashville, Hard Truth Distilling Co. made the move to our new location and began production.

We’ve grown since we started in 2009 as Big Woods Brewing Co. – a tiny, restaurant/brewery tucked into a converted garage at the corner of Honeysuckle and Molly’s lanes in downtown Nashville.  And, we promise there’s more to come.