Tours and Classes

We take pride in finding the best way for you to experience the Hard Truth. The hub of our Hard Truth Distilling Co. experience is the Tours & Tastings Center, where guests can partake in a diverse array of interactive, informative, and inspiring offerings. Whether you engage with the craft of sweet mash bourbon in our distillery or hop on a spirits-tasting ATV adventure through the forest, we have something for everyone. Explore the options we have available here and start your Hard Truth journey today.

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Hard Truth Single Barrel Selection Experience

Hard Truth Single Barrel Selection Experience

FOR BOURBON AND RYE LOVERS

$100 per person, ages 21+

The Hard Truth Barrel Selection Experience gives you the opportunity to enjoy the process of making a single barrel whiskey pick.

Experience guests will sample single-barrel whiskeys hand-selected by Hard Truth’s distillers and choose a favorite to take home.

Whether you’re celebrating a special event, looking for a unique corporate gift, or are a whiskey aficionado taking your collection to the next level, the Hard Truth Barrel Selection Experience is designed to be an unforgettable one.

Details:

  • Duration: 60 minutes

  • Experience includes a tasting session in the exclusive Hard Truth Barrel Room with the featured spirit for your event.
    Noon tours feature Hard Truth Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey; 2 p.m. tours feature rum cask-finished Sipes’ Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

  • Admission includes one take-home single-barrel selection bottle per person, and, after the tasting session, additional bottles will be available for purchase.

  • Limit eight (8) people per barrel selection experience.

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Hard Truth Distillery Tour

Hard Truth Distillery Tour

For Bourbon Lovers and Distillery Enthusiasts

$19 per person, ages 21+
$15 for non-drinkers

The Hard Truth Distillery Tour takes visitors through our working distillery where we craft our pioneering sweet mash rye whiskey and bourbon. Over the course of this 25-minute experience, guests will explore the Hard Truth Distilling Co. production facility.

Details:

  • Tour duration: 25 minutes
  • Sturdy shoes recommended
  • Limit 16 people per tour

Tours offered daily.
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The Whole Truth Tour

The Whole Truth Tour

For Bourbon Lovers and Distillery Enthusiasts

$60 per person, ages 21+

Hard Truth Distilling Company’s exclusive Whole Truth Tour transports visitors through time as they engage with the history of Hard Truth, the legacy of crafting spirits in Brown County, and the human connection to brewing and distilling through the ages.

Over the course of this 90-minute immersive experience, guests will explore the Hard Truth Distilling Co. production facility. The tour includes a whiskey progression tasting and a private walk-through in our rackhouse amongst the barrels aging our sweet mash bourbon.

Details:

  • Tour duration: 90 minutes
  • Sturdy shoes recommended
  • Maximum 16 people per tour

Tours offered Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only.
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Get Lost ATV Tour

Get Lost ATV Tour

For Adventure Seekers and Nature Lovers

$70 per person, ages 21+
$50 for non-drinkers

The Hard Truth Get Lost Tour takes visitors on a drinking expedition across the 325-acre Hard Truth Distilling Co. campus with stops — and tastings — at a variety of special sites on the property. Over the course of the one-hour excursion, guests will taste various Hard Truth Distilling Co. spirits and Quaff ON! Brewing Co. beers while surrounded by Brown County’s natural beauty and leave with a souvenir Hard Truth mason jar drinking glass.

Details:

  • Tour duration: 60 Minutes
  • Sturdy shoes recommended
  • Limit 5 people per tour

Tours offered daily.
This tour is weather dependent. In the event of rain that impacts the conditions of our trails, ATV tours may be canceled or rescheduled.
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Mixology Class

Mixology Class

For the Cocktail Craftsperson

$55 per person, ages 21+
$40 for non-drinkers

The Hard Truth mixology class allows visitors to gain hands-on, in-depth experience making cocktails while mastering bartender techniques and tools. Over the course of a 60-minute lesson, guests learn about and engage with bartending utensils, the history of mixed drinks, and creating cocktails.

Our Master Mixologists develop a workshop with cocktails based on the current season, so be sure to check back regularly and join in as often as you can. Advanced bookings only.

For special Holiday Mixology 101 classes, check out our events page!

Classes offered Fridays and Saturdays at 4 and 6 p.m., and at 4 p.m. on Sundays, with 24-hour advance bookings only.  Starting March 2022, classes will move to 3 p.m.
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Hard Truth Cabin

Hard Truth Cabin

STAY OVERNIGHT

Take your Hard Truth experience to the next level — stay the night nestled among the trees in our Hard Truth Cabin.

Enjoy live outdoor music in Hard Truth’s breathtaking terrace area, a meal in our full-service restaurant, craft cocktails and locally-made beer, distillery and ATV tours, mixology classes, and more, then retire to the custom-built Hard Truth Cabin nestled among the trees on our 325-acre wooded campus.

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