The Indiana Whiskey Co.
Proprietor Charles Florance is an army veteran. He knew he wanted to set up a whiskey distillery, but he needed to raise money before he could get started. So he started a crowdfunding campaign. Everyone from close friends to complete strangers put money forward, and by the end of October 2012 he raised enough money to carry out his dream.
What’s really cool about The Indiana Whiskey Co. is that they have dedicated their business to making sure every dollar Hoosiers pay stays in our state. Their one-of-a-kind still was manufactured locally by Deluxe Sheet Metal. Their water is specially filtered through a system from Watcon on South Main Street in South Bend. Their labels are made by South Bend business Rink Printing. Their bottling is made possible by equipment from Liquid Packaging Solutions in La Porte. And of course, all of the corn and grains used in their whiskey is grown in Indiana.
Currently, the distillery offers one type of drink – Silver Sweet Corn Whiskey, and it was the Silver Medal Winner at the 2014 World Spirits Competition. Coming up in 2015, they’ll be rolling out their next product – Straight Cardinal Red Whiskey, and in the fall of 2017 they’ll be serving up Harmar's Defeat Bourbon.
You can purchase their Silver Sweet Corn Whiskey directly from the Indiana Whiskey Company in South Bend, or you can find it at select retailers across the state. Three percent of all profits from the Indiana Whiskey Company go to Veterans Support Programs and Organizations in Indiana.