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Hotel Tango Distillery – #SBDC Client Showcase

February 4, 2020
Hotel Tango Distillery ( | @HotelTangoIndy)
Countdown to the 2020 Client Showcase: #8

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SBDC Advisors: David Watkins, Andrew Carty, Morgan Allen

Hotel Tango DistilleryHotel Tango Distillery is the first combat-disabled, veteran-owned distillery in the nation and the first artisan distillery in Indianapolis since Prohibition. The company’s name was inspired by owner Travis Barnes’ military background, which included three tours in Iraq with the U.S. Marines. After launching, Barnes, along with his wife Hilary, utilized the Indiana SBDC for permitting assistance and market research, and they continue to work with the SBDC as they expand production and distribution.

Located in the historic Fletcher Place neighborhood of downtown Indianapolis, Hotel Tango operates a Tasting Room where customers can sample spirits and enjoy innovative cocktails. The distillery’s spirit line includes Reserve Bourbon, Bourbon, Straight Rye Whiskey, Vodka, Gin, Rum, Lemoncello, Orangecello, Cherry Liqueur, and a small-batch collection known as The Classified Series. Today, Hotel Tango distributes to retailers in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and military bases across the country. (more…)