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Heartland Distillers LLC

A growth distillery with proven brands. Excluding funding, we have all the pieces in place including signed national distribution.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2008
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Heartland Distillers is an Indiana based artisan distillery producing branded spirits including bourbon, whiskey, vodka, gin, flavored vodkas, and our proprietary sorghum spirits. We stand apart from other artisan distillers because of our attention to brand development, product positioning, and channel and category management. Our brands are fully developed, scalable, and ready to take to national markets with signed national distributors.


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    Stuart W Hobson
    Founder & Master Distiller

    A lifelong native of Indiana with a business and law degree from Indiana University, Stuart has 20 years experience in the spirits industry. Heartland Distillers is Stuart's third career startup. Previously, Stuart practiced law and subsequently started and grew a successful chain of wine & spirits stores in the Indianapolis area. In 2008 he recognized an opportunity in the new artisan distilling industry and founded Heartland Distillers.

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    Matthew S Colglazier
    Founder & Master Distiller

    In addition to his position as a founder and distiller at Heartland, Matt is director of media and promotions, and is the spirits buyer at Indiana's largest liquor store chain Big Red Liquors. Matt partnered with Stuart to develop our proprietary and original sorghum spirits and has since joined the distilling team to develop our line of bourbons and help take all of our products to national markets.


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    James A. Klimek