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Fun Facts about the Best Tequila Distilleries in Indiana and in Nearby Areas


lovers know that some of the best distilleries in Indiana create world-class agave-spirits for any tequila fanatic to enjoy. 

These distilleries have found ways on how to craft exceptional tequila sips -- this might be in the form of the right equipment, right land conditions for growth, methods in processing tequila, and others.

Social Scene has listed some fun facts about the top five tequila distilleries in Indiana and its surrounding areas which produce top-notch agave-based spirits.


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Hard Truth Distilling Co.

60 Molly’s Lane, Nashville, IN 47448


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Social Scene Fun Fact: Hard Truth Distilling Co. is the first to produce an agave-spirit drink in the state of Indiana.

It is known that if a tequila isn’t made in Mexico, then it’s not a tequila. But Indiana’s Hard Truth Distilling Co. pressed on to make the state's first agave spirit.

They made it from 100 percent blue agave nectar that is imported from Mexico. Then, they cooked the piña of the blue agave plant and extracted the fermentable portion from it. Afterwards, they distilled and fermented it in the product in-house.



Heaven Hill Brands

Bardstown, KY

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Social Scene Fun Fact: Heaven Hill Brands is one of the largest distilled spirits supplier in the nation.

Heaven Hill Brands, founded in 1935 by the Shapira brothers, it is reputed to have created some of the best spirits in the market today.

They’re known for producing Lunazul, a 100% Agave Tequila, rested in Bourbon barrels for six months and then bottled at 40 percent alcohol by volume.

It features a pale amber color with a classic, earthy agave taste, and is sold in “mixto” price. Other brands of tequila they produce include Arandas Tequila Two Fingers Tequila. View more of Heaven Hill’s spirits on their website.



McCormick Distilling Company

1 Mc Cormick Ln, Weston, MO

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Social Scene Fun Fact: McCormick Distilling Company is the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi River.

Since 1856, McCormick Distilling Company is known to produce exceptional quality of spirits.

Tarantula Plata, it is made from 100% pure agave, and has a clean, freshly distilled taste. Tarantula Azul, another agave-based spirit of their crafting, possesses a unique combo of flavored liqueur and blue agave tequila from Jalisco, Mexico, delivering a smooth blend balanced by the sweet notes of citrus.


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Spirits of St. Louis Distillery

1727 Park Ave, St. Louis, MO 


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Social Scene Fun Fact: Spirits of St. Louis is the second distillery in the US to produce a tequila-style spirit..

Using local bounty and natural ingredients to produce spirits that are full of flavor in small batches is the goal of Spirits of St. Louis’. Their famous Agave Blue American Style Tequila, from blue agave nectar, has helped them earn the moniker “the second distillery to produce a tequila-style spirit”.

They age the agave-spirit in whiskey barrels for six months prior to bottling, softening the agave with oak-drive flavors of vanilla and caramel.


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Tailwinds Distilling Company

14912 S Eastern Ave, Unit 103, Plainfield, IL

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Social Scene Fun Fact: Tailwinds Distilling Company has crafted one of the first 100% Blue Agave Spirits to be distilled here in the United States.

Tailwinds Distilling Company produces 100% Blue Agave Spirits, with agave plants from the foothills of Guadalajara. It varies in silver and rested agave.

The Silver 100% Blue Agave Spirit is a smooth spirit, which is slowly and carefully blended over several days down to its bottle proof of 80 (40% ABV) before it is lightly filtered. Its final product is a flavor with subtle hints of white flowers and white grapes.



TC Craft Spirits

4507 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN



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Social Scene Fun Fact: TC Craft Spirits really plays classical music when fermenting their spirits. They believe that it motivates elegance in the yeast.

Once upon a time, two brothers possessed a deep passion for tequilas. From this passion came the start of TC Craft Tequila’s story.

This distillery used the best ingredients to offer a full range of aging tequilas: Blanco, Reposado, and an Anejo, all kept in Tennessee-made oak casks. Each batch is bottled locally on site in artisan bottles, hand labeled, packed and shipped to Nashville for distribution.  

Their agave is steamed in clay ovens. After which, it’s double distilled for balance of smoothness and flavor.


I Want More Tequila!

These tequila distilleries in Indiana and surrounding areas are some of the best around. These distilleries will also give their best drinks in the biggest tequila tasting fiesta in town: Summer Tequila Festival 2019! To keep you updated on the upcoming events, you may visit us at Social Scene. Or to read more about tequila, please click here.


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