White Oak Reserve Rum

Hard Truth

White Oak Reserve Rum

Silver medal, 2019 American Distilling Institute Craft Spirits Awards

Hard Truth White Oak Reserve Rum begins with our handcrafted white rum and its fruity and sweet molasses notes. The rum is then rested in brand new, toasted and charred American white oak barrels — just like Hard Truth’s bourbon whiskey — where complex and smoky caramel and butterscotch flavors join the flavor profile.

This Hard Truth is best served: in an old fashioned with sugar and orange bitters; in eggnog or cream with with orange and nutmeg.


Though it’s produced in Indiana, this single-barrel rum was made by fermenting the molasses and cane sugar base with a Caribbean yeast strain. It’s an interesting concept, intended to add subtle fruitiness. Look for a honey hue and a mild aroma that suggests allspice and oak. The first sips lead with drying oak but finish with mellower caramel, brown sugar and spice, plus a toasty hint of pecan.

Kara Newman, Liquor.com
White Oak Reserve Rum

Spirit Specs

  • Small Batch Distiller’s Choice Aged Rum
  • Base: Hard Truth White Rum, aged two years in new barrels
  • Bottled at 90 proof (45% ABV)
  • Currently unavailable
  • Appearance

    Clear cedar
  • Nose

    Clove, rye,oak, and brown sugar
  • Taste

    Rich oak, smooth caramel, and rye spiciness
  • Finish

    Dry with hints of butterscotch and charred oak