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Original Vodka

Wine Enthusiast Rating: 91 Points

Silver Medal, 2019 American Distilling Institute Craft Spirits Awards

Hard Truth Original Vodka is handcrafted in small batches using 100% wheat. Through careful distillation and carbon processes, the resulting spirit is clean on the palate with a subtle, sweet finish.

This Hard Truth is best served: in a filthy martini; or in a Hard Truth Bacon Bloody Mary.

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Spirit Specs

  • Base: 100% wheat mash
  • Fermented with a specialty strain of yeast for a clean, neutral taste
  • Distilled in small batches in pot stills
  • Proofed down using pure Brown County, Indiana water
  • Filtered multiple times with highest quality activated carbon
  • Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • Available in 750 mL bottles
  • Appearance

    Crystal clear
  • Aroma

    Crisp and clean, with hints of citrus and honey
  • Taste

    Soft and smooth, slight sweetness with hints of wheat
  • Finish

    Long and crisp, with lingering pepper and citrus notes

This wheat-based vodka has a neutral aroma and slightly sweet, vanilla-tinged flavor, finishing crisp, peppery and crackling dry. Sip or mix.

Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast
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1½ oz. Hard Truth Original Vodka
¾ oz.  Grand Marnier
¼ oz. St-Germain
¾ oz. Lemon juice
¾ oz. Honey simple syrup*
3 Mint leaves
Pinch of salt
Mint leaf, to garnish

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Maple Bourbon Espresso Martini

1 oz. Hard Truth Original Vodka
1 oz. Hard Truth Maple Bourbon Cream
1 oz. Coffee liqueur
1 shot Espresso

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Chile Mango Bloody Mary

2 oz. Hard Truth Original Vodka
½ oz. Lemon juice
½ oz. Lime juice
1 oz. Mango juice
2 slices Jalapeño
1 dash Coarse ground pepper, or to taste
Bloody Mary mix, to top
Tajín Clásico Seasoning, for rim
Jalapeño slice, lime wedge, dried chile mango, to garnish
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Bacon Bloody Mary

2 oz. Hard Truth Original Vodka
4 oz. Bloody Mary mix
2 Dashes Cholula hot sauce
½ oz. Lemon juice
Dash coarse ground pepper

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