Hard Truth Distilling Co., tells BourbonBlog.com they are releasing Hard Truth Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey coinciding with the State of Indiana’s official Indiana Rye Whiskey designation, slated to be signed into law in July 2021.
Bourbon whiskey expert Tom Fischer will interview Hard Truth Master Distiller Bryan Smith about the new designation on Tuesday, July 22 at 8 pm ET, watch on the video on this link or below.
The New Designation
The new designation follows the federal requirements for rye whiskey — 51 percent rye in the grain bill, distilled at no greater than 160 proof, placed in a barrel at no more than 125 proof — then adds the Indiana-specific requirements that it be mashed, fermented, distilled, and then rested at least two years in the state of Indiana.
Available starting Saturday, July 3, this rye whiskey is a unique, custom blend of rye barrels, hand-selected by Hard Truth’s master distiller and bottled at their state-of-the-art craft distillery in Brown County, Ind.
Join the Celebration July 3 at Hard Truth Distilling Co.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, Hard Truth will be hosting an event at the Hard Truth Tours & Tastings Center on its Brown County campus on Saturday, July 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests are invited to come to sample the new rye, enjoy live music and rye cocktails, sign a commemorative poster, and more.
Hard Truth master distiller Bryan Smith will also be onsite from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to autograph bottles.
“Distillers in Indiana have historically produced some of the highest quality rye whiskeys in the world,” Smith tells BourbonBlog.com. “
Rye is a notoriously difficult grain to handle through the mash, ferment, and distillation process. Craftsmen and women here in Indiana have long shared secrets and tips and tricks, resulting in a quality standard that sets Indiana apart in the world of rye whiskey making. Hard Truth Distilling Co., is proud to be a part of the Indiana Rye Whiskey community making history with this law.”
Hard Truth Indiana Rye Whiskey
Available in 750 mL bottles, Hard Truth Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey is bottled at 100 proof with a 50% ABV. This high-quality, Indiana rye will be available at all Big Woods Restaurant Group locations and at the Hard Truth Tours & Tastings Center for $39.95 plus tax.
The product will also be available at select retailers throughout Hard Truth Distilling Co.’s distribution areas.