Big Woods
Toggle Navigation
Toggle Navigation
Toggle Navigation

Hard Truth Gin Wins ADI Distillery Award

Portland, OR. March 28, 2018 — Hard Truth Distilling Co. is bringing a medal back home to Indiana.
The Brown County, Ind. distillery’s gin earned a bronze medal in the American Distilling Institute’s 2018
Judging of Craft Spirits for the certified craft distilled spirit of its kind at the Tuesday evening awards
ceremony in Portland, Ore.
ADI is “the premiere USA trade organization for craft distillers,” and each year, small, independently
owned makers of spirits and related items from the U.S. and abroad submit entries for the contest that
are then tasted blind and evaluated by expert judging panels.
Hard Truth distillers made their first entry to the contest this year and brought home the medal, earning
compliments from ADI judges regarding Hard Truth Gin’s mouthfeel and ability to hold its own in a
Hard Truth intends to celebrate the ADI award by launching GINdiana®, a campaign featuring
information on the the gin, the distillery, and Hard Truth Hills – the Brown County destination venue
that will become their new home later this spring.
Founded in 2015, Hard Truth Distilling Co. is the distilling branch of BWQOHT, Inc., the operating
company for Big Woods Restaurants, Quaff ON! Brewing Co. and Hard Truth.
The distillery’s regular production spirits include vodka, cinnamon flavored vodka, rum, and it’s
award-winning gin. A limited edition, aged agave spirit was released in 2017, and aged bourbon,
whiskey and rye will become available over the next several years.

Big Woods Westfield coming soon!

New Location Selected Near Grand Park

Westfield, IN – Those familiar with the Big Woods restaurants in Bloomington, Franklin, Nashville and Speedway will soon be able to enjoy those menu items in Westfield.

Big Woods Restaurants has announced plans to build an 8,000 sq. ft. facility in Westfield next year. The restaurant will feature the familiar timber frame construction, full menu and outdoor seating. The restaurant will also feature their own Hard Truth Distilling Company spirits and Quaff ON craft beers.

“Our intent is to take the best of everything we’ve done so far in our other locations and bring that to Westfield,” said Jeff McCabe of Big Woods.

The new, stand-alone location will be located on the southwest corner of State Road 32 and US 31.

“Grand Park is a wonderful facility that is bringing people from all over the country to Westfield, so it will be great to be close to the new development that is happening in that area,” said McCabe.

“Once again our community’s investment in Grand Park is doing exactly what it was intended to do,” Mayor Andy Cook said. “From its inception, Grand Park was seen as a way to spur long-term economic development for the surrounding area that will cater to our burgeoning hospitality industry.”

“The more people we’ve talked to from Westfield, the more confident we’ve become in our decision to build here,” McCabe added.

The restaurant is expected to open next winter.

For more information, visit