Experiences

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.

Hard Truth Distillery Tour

Hard Truth Distillery Tour

For Bourbon Lovers and Distillery Enthusiasts

Full experience, $25 per person
Non-drinker, $20 per person

All tour guests must be 21 years of age or older.

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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Tiki Cruise

Tiki Cruise

For rum lovers and relaxation seekers

Tiki Cruises will resume May 4, 2024. Booking is now available. 

Full experience, $50 per person
Non-drinker, $50 per person

All tour guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Embark on a Tiki Cruise in the middle of the woods! A Hard Truth tour guide will take the helm of the S.S. Hard Truth and talk Tiki culture and history as you enjoy rum drinks, gentle breezes, and the beauty of our secluded forest oasis. This hour-long pontoon excursion includes one piña colada and one tour-exclusive tiki drink, along with a souvenir glass.

Details:

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Limit seven (7) people per tour
  • Life-jackets will be provided; sturdy shoes recommended

Tiki Cruises are seasonal, sailing May through October. Regularly scheduled cruises occur on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

 

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Get Lost ATV Tour

Get Lost ATV Tour

For Adventure Seekers and Nature Lovers

Full experience, $70 per person
Non-drinkers, $70 per person

All tour guests must be 21 years of age or older.

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: 45-60 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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Inside the Barrel Tour

Inside the Barrel Tour

For Bourbon Lovers and Distillery Enthusiasts

$70 per person, ages 21+

Hard Truth Distilling Company’s exclusive Inside the Barrel 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 75-minute immersive experience, guests will receive an Old Fashioned in a complementary Hard Truth glass, walk through the Hard Truth Distilling Co. production facility, then take a private walk-through in our rackhouse amongst the barrels aging our sweet mash whiskey and finish with thieving your own taste of whiskey directly from the barrel.

Details:

  • Tour duration: 75 minutes
  • Sturdy shoes recommended
  • Maximum 16 people per tour

Tours offered Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only.
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Old Fashioned Master Class

Old Fashioned Master Class

FOR CLASSIC COCKTAIL LOVERS WITH A CREATIVE STREAK

$35 per person, ages 21+

Get to know Hard Truth Sweet Mash Whiskeys while exploring the history and craft of one of the world’s most famous cocktails: the Old Fashioned.

Throughout this 30-minute class, participants will learn about Hard Truth Sweet Mash Whiskeys, the origins of the Old Fashioned, and creative cocktailing using the classics as a starting point — all while crafting their own Old Fashioned.

Details:

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Capacity: 16 people
  • Class includes:
    • Education and discussion
    • Samples of Hard Truth High Road Rye, Sweet Mash Rye, Sweet Mash Bourbon, and Wheated Bourbon
    • One full-sized Old Fashioned cocktail, made by you
    • Souvenir Hard Truth rocks glass

Old Fashioned Master Classes take place in the Hard Truth Tours & Tastings Center and are regularly scheduled at set times on Wednesdays and Fridays through Sundays.

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Advanced Whiskey Appreciation

Advanced Whiskey Appreciation

For new and casual whiskey lovers

$70 per person, 21+

Take your love of whiskey to the next level with Hard Truth’s Advanced Whiskey Appreciation class. Explore the history of whiskey while learning the art of tasting and drinking whiskey like a pro.

Details:

  • Duration: 60 minutes

  • Capacity: 18 people

  • Each session includes lessons in whiskey history and tasting techniques, alongside a guided tasting of four, unique Hard Truth whiskeys

 

Advanced Whiskey Appreciation workshops take place in the Hard Truth Tours & Tastings Center and are regularly scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

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Mixology Class

Mixology Class

For the Cocktail Craftsperson

$60 per person, ages 21+

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.

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Moonshiner's Experience

Moonshiner's Experience

$700, ages 21+

The Hard Truth Moonshiner’s Experience offers visitors a chance to join the centuries-long legacy of crafting Moonshine in the hills and valleys of Brown County, Indiana. Over the course of this 3-hour immersive experience, guests have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make their own moonshine just like pioneer distillers of the past.

Details:

  • Duration: 3 hours

  • The Hard Truth Moonshiner’s Experience offers visitors a chance to join the centuries-long legacy of crafting Moonshine in the hills and valleys of Brown County, Indiana. Over the course of this 3 hour immersive experience, guests have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make their own moonshine just like pioneer distillers of the past. In our secluded forest hideaway, ‘Shiner’s Creek, folks will spend the day cooking mash, distilling spirits, eating campfire delicacies and bottling their own ‘shine. Side by side with our ‘Shine-Guides and Distillers, everyone works through the process start to finish – from distilling the lo-wines to selecting flavoring for their spirits, and finally finishing custom bottles.

  • Admission includes 3+ hour experience, which includes two cocktails, one camp meal, hands-on moonshining action, mason jars of the pioneering spirit you distilled and the proud title of Master Moonshiner. Price covers a minimum of two guests and a maximum of five (bring more friends, save more money!).

  • Price includes up to 5 people; more can be added for $125 per person.

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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.

All cabin guests must be 21 or older. No pets are allowed on premises.

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