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Sweet Mash Rye

Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye Whiskey is Hard Truth’s debut sweet mash whiskey, a culmination of years of careful planning and precise crafting. The result is a complex, pleasant, quality rye that we’re excited to share with the world. Sweet mash is the distilling process in which each batch of whiskey begins with entirely fresh ingredients. Mash bill one features 94 percent rye and 6 percent malted barley.

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Sweet Mash Rye

Spirit Specs

  • Base: Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye
  • Hard Truth’s debut sweet mash whiskey to market
  • Batch #001 is a small batch of 30, two- to three-year-old barrels, uncut, unfiltered and bottled at barrel strength
  • Available in 750 mL bottles
  • Appearance

    Mahogany
  • Aroma

    Bright notes of mocha, nutmeg, and ripe orchard fruit
  • Taste

    Rich toffee, brown sugar, and peach envelop the palate
  • Finish

    Smooth, with lingering chocolate, oak, and pepper
Sweet Mash Rye Recipes
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Tiki High Road

1 oz. High Road Rye Whiskey
1 oz. Hard Truth Toasted Coconut Rum
1 oz. Lime juice
Ginger beer
Lemon wedge, to garnish
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Halekulani

1½ oz. Hard Truth Sweet Mash Whiskey
3 oz. Pineapple juice
3 oz. Orange juice
½ oz. Lemon juice
½ oz. Grenadine
Orchid petals, to garnish
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Back Home Again

2 oz. Sweet Mash Rye
1 oz. Simple syrup
¼ Lemon, cut into three pieces
3 Basil leaves, medium-sized
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Sazerac

2 oz. Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye Whiskey
Absinthe rinse
1 barspoon Simple syrup
3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
Lemon twist, to garnish

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