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Sweet Mash Wheated Bourbon

Sweet Mash Bourbon marks a new chapter for Hard Truth.

When we built our still in 2018, Bourbon was the first whiskey we barreled. It’s the one we’ve been waiting for the longest, and now, it’s here — Bourbon, authentically made from grain-to-glass by Hard Truth in Brown County, Indiana.

Nothing, from start to finish, was left to chance. From high-quality Indiana grains, our continuous column still custom-made by Vendome Copper & Brass Works, and barrels specifically produced for each unique mash bill — every step of our bourbon-making process was pioneered by Master Distiller Bryan Smith to bring you a whiskey unlike any other.

Why sweet mash?

Every batch of Hard Truth Sweet Mash Whiskey begins with entirely fresh ingredients, known as the sweet mash process. Where sour mash reuses a portion of each previous batch, it also mutes some of the flavor. By using sweet mash, we’re able to highlight the complexity and pleasant flavors from our grains and reach the peak flavor in our new, charred American oak barrels.

Sweet Mash Wheated Bourbon




Sweet Mash Wheated Bourbon

Spirit Specs

  • Produced in small batches of 30 or fewer barrels
  • Bottled in Bond
  • 69% Corn, 19% Wheat, 12% Malted barley
  • Bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV)
  • Available in 750 mL bottles
  • Appearance

  • Aroma

    Toasted marshmallow, dark chocolate, and custard
  • Taste

    S’mores, toasted almond, and candied fruit
  • Finish

    Mocha and shortbread that build to black pepper and maple
Sweet Mash Wheated Bourbon Recipes
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Gold Rush

2 oz. Hard Truth Sweet Mash Wheated Bourbon
¾ oz. Fresh lemon juice
¾ oz. Honey syrup

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Brown Derby

2 oz. Hard Truth Sweet Mash Wheated Bourbon
1 oz. Fresh grapefruit juice
1 barspoon fresh lemon juice
½ oz. Honey syrup
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2 oz. Hard Truth Sweet Mash Wheated Bourbon
½ oz. Cointreau
1  oz. Fresh lime juice
½ oz. Maple syrup
Basil and lime peel, to garnish


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