Hard Truth Distilling Co. tells BourbonBlog.com they have teamed up with Mellencamp Whiskey Company to launch a new Sweet Mash Rye whiskey project. This collaboration will include rise to a four-part, limited collectors series of Hard Truth’s award-winning Sweet Mash Rye Whiskey, scheduled for spring and fall releases with a new mash bill featured for each.
The first release, Harvest Sweet Mash Rye, is set for an official launch at the Hard Truth Distillery on September 9th. Following this, from September through December, the whiskey will be rolled out to select national retailers. Each bottle in this collector series will showcase original artwork by John Mellencamp, making it a masterpiece both inside and out.
About the Rye Whiskey
Harvest Sweet Mash Rye will feature a new, yet-to-be-released mash bill from Hard Truth utilizing 100% grains grown by the distiller’s farmer partners, all located within the state of Indiana, not far from their Brown County distillery grounds.
Each unique whiskey expression will be hand selected and married by Hard Truth’s Master Distiller Bryan Smith, with Hud Mellencamp and Levi Collison from the Mellencamp Whiskey Co. Each bottle in the collectors series will feature original artwork by John Mellencamp.
How to Get a Bottle
Harvest Sweet Mash Rye will be available for purchase at the Hard Truth Distillery immediately after its launch.
Following this, from September through December, the whiskey will be rolled out to select national retailers. Each bottle in this collector series will showcase original artwork by John Mellencamp, making it a masterpiece both inside and out.
Mellencamp Whiskey Company – “Sticking to their Hoosier roots”
Hud Mellencamp and Levi Collison both share a love for whiskey and a passion for their home state and the people there who grow grains and craft whiskey from America’s heartland. Hard
Truth’s Smith, as they all learned later, lived less than a mile from Hud and Levi in the same small town of Bloomington.
“Our partnership with Hard Truth aligns perfectly with our values of supporting local farmers and sourcing high-quality local ingredients,” says Hud. “We are excited to begin our journey as
an emerging whiskey brand partnering with such an innovative, like-minded whiskey partner right in our own backyard. When we started Mellencamp Whiskey, we knew we wanted to stick
to our Hoosier roots.”
Grounded in Truth / Farm Aid
This year, Hard Truth formally launched its cause platform called “Grounded in Truth” – created to celebrate and show our appreciation for the small, independent, and heritage farmers who
provide the carefully cultivated, quality grains that lay the foundation for Hard Truth’s spirits.
Under its Grounded in Truth banner, the distillery will be supporting agriculturally focused not-for-profit organizations, including Farm Aid, which provide valuable resources for and support
for family farmers.