Hard Truth Distilling Announces New Expansion Plans

, | August 8, 2022

Indiana’s Hard Truth Distilling recently announced a major expansion, with one of the several new projects being the construction of its second rackhouse.

A statement from the distiller noted that the new Rackhouse No. 2 will be twice the size of Hard Truth’s current rackhouse, tripling storage capacity from 4,000 to 12,000 barrels for its Sweet Mash Rye, as well as other whiskeys.

Hard Truth will install three, new 5,000-gallon fermenters in addition to its current 2,500-gallon fermenters. The whiskey makers noted this will allow them to increase the current production rate by more than 800 percent.

Hard Truth Distilling

Hard Truth Distilling (image via Hard Truth Distilling)

And with this expansion, the distillery is transitioning to 24 hours, seven days a week production to keep up with demand.

Work began earlier this summer, and they estimate the project to be completed within six months.

Hard Truth Distilling is located in Indiana’s Brown County artists’ colony, founded in 2015. Hard Truth is already in the markets of Illinois and Florida, and they recently added Texas, including the cities of Dallas, Houston and Austin.

Jeff McCabe, Hard Truth co-founder, said that market expansion is a priority. “We expect to see our brands in 28 states by 2023.”

Hard Truth’s portfolio of spirits includes Hard Truth Toasted Coconut Rum, Toasted Coconut Rum Cream, Maple Bourbon Cream and Cinnamon Vodka. Whiskey brands in addition to Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye, include Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey, the Sipes’ family of bourbon and rye whiskeys, and the Schoonover family of bourbons.

“A key component of our mission at Hard Truth is offering visitors an opportunity to experience this place and our brands, and by doing so, become part of the Hard Truth family,” McCabe added. “We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished in just eight years, and there’s so much more to come.”

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For more information, check out www.hardtruthdistilling.com.


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