Hotel Tango Distillery is the nation’s first combat-disabled, veteran-owned distillery. The distillery was founded by Travis Barnes, a three-time combat Recon Marine war veteran, and his wife, Hilary. Using the NATO phonetic alphabet, “Hotel” and “Tango” is derived from the first names of founders Hilary and Travis. Hotel Tango Distillery’s flagship location is in Indianapolis, Indiana (right off I-65) with additional tasting rooms in Fort Wayne and Zionsville.
The company was born not only out of our founders’ passion for distilling, but also their desire to create a space (and a brand) that’s welcoming to all comers who want to have a good time while enjoying high-quality spirits. And you can see this same attitude in our dedication to creating an inclusive environment for workers, stakeholders, partners, and consumers. We are committed to delivering on our promise: Guaranteed to elevate morale.
Hotel Tango Craft Spirits
Red, White, And Bourbon – Aged 2 years. Aromas of caramel. Balanced by rye. Best in a cocktail. 45% ABV | 90 Proof. For every bottle of hotel tango Red, White, and Bourbon sold, $1 will go to the American Legion to support veteran programs. Learn more.
Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Rum Barrels – rye whiskey aged 2 years and rested in rum barrels. Bold rye flavor. Hints of baking spices balanced by sweet vanilla and coconut notes. 50% ABV | 100 Proof. Learn more.
Cask Strength Single Barrel 63 – there are many barrels of hotel tango bourbon, but only the best of the best were hand-selected by our head distiller. And of those, only this one was personally selected by the speakeasy co. Team members to bottle and sell exclusively. There are many bottles of hotel tango bourbon, but this one is special. Savor accordingly. 58.6% ABV | 117.2 Proof. Learn more.
Reserve Bourbon 003 – third in the rotating reserve bourbon series. Aromas of cherry, vanilla, and burnt sugar, with a soft oak finish. What chesty would drink. 45% ABV | 90 Proof. Mash Bill: 75% Corn, 15% Wheat. 10% Barley. Learn more.
Classified Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Beer Barrels – the fourth addition to our classified series is a bourbon whiskey finished in coconut stout beer barrels. Water down at your own risk. 45% ABV | 90 Proof. Learn more.
Orangecello – citrus-forward, new world orangecello. Higher proof. Hand-peeled. Makes a mean madras. Best consumed within 60 days of opening. Shake well. Serve chilled. 45% ABV | 90 Proof. Learn more.
Visit ‘Hotel Tango Distillery’
Fletcher Place Tasting Room – 702 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203
The Hotel Tango Tasting Room is our flagship location in Indianapolis, found in the historic Fletcher Place neighborhood. Housed in a revitalized carriage house, our Tasting Room is what we like to call “Eclectic Americana”— from the cement and barrel stave bars, to our industrial commissary, to our stone fireplace. We offer a seasonal rotating cocktail menu, utilizing the talents of our bartenders and Flavor Innovation Team to create seasonal craft cocktails. Each cocktail includes simple syrups, bitters or tonics handmade by our team and might even have produce grown at Hotel Tango Farm.
Fort Wayne Tasting Room – 10212 Chestnut Plaza Dr. Fort Wayne, IN 46814
Hotel Tango Fort Wayne has a laid back vibe befitting of its locale. This tasting room is versatile in use and pays homage to our military background with each branch being represented in art, and an honor wall for community members and employees who have served. We host a variety of events and offer several private rooms for smaller meetings.
Zionsville Tasting Room – 10615 Zionsville Road, Zionsville, Indiana 46077
Hotel Tango Zionsville is a lively craft cocktail lounge for spirit lovers. This location has an industrial vibe, but still pays homage to our military background with each branch being represented in art, an honor wall for community members that have served, and a wall honoring our very own Hotel Tango service members.
The Foxhole – 670 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203
The Foxhole is an intimate events space, conveniently located next door to the Hotel Tango Tasting Room in Indianapolis. With an elaborate brick fireplace The Foxhole can comfortably accommodate 80-110 guests. Visitors can enjoy Hotel Tango cocktails and local catering in this secluded space for corporate and/or social events.