Nashville Indiana is home to a relatively new distillery, brewery, restaurant and entertainment venue. The Hard Truth website tell its story: “Hard Truth Distilling Co. began distilling in 2015 in the small upper rooms of Big Woods Pizza Co. in downtown Nashville, Indiana. … by 2017, construction had begun on a new facility… That property became the gorgeous Hard Truth campus, with the Hard Truth Tours & Tastings Center being the first building to open its doors to guests at the very end of 2017.” The Restaurant at Hard Truth opened in the summer of 2018, followed by the new sweet mash distillery that fall.
On our recent day trip we noticed a sign pointing to a distillery just outside of Nashville. We followed and ended up at the Hard Truth facility, a beautiful setting with several buildings including the distillery tasting room and the restaurant. The first building we came to was the tasting room.
The wide variety of liquors was in itself quite an adventure. We tried everything from certified Indiana Rye whiskey to Cinnamon Vodka to imported Irish whiskey from the owner’s family in County Cavan, Ireland. The bartender shared that Hard Truth sends their own barrels to Ireland to be filled with the whiskey. Then the filled barrels are transported on the seas back to the States. We purchased two different bottles before we left.
The grounds of this facility are very beautiful, peaceful and even serene. The hills of Brown County make a near perfect setting for this multi-faceted business. We do plan on returning sometime to try out the restaurant, and to also hit the tasting room of the brewery. Oh yes, they also have a large brewery.