Founded in 2013 by Recon Marine veteran Travis Barnes and his wife Hilary, Hotel Tango is the nation’s first combat-disabled, veteran-owned distillery. We’re also one of the fastest-growing, from just two employees in 2013 to over 70 today.
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.
Through it all, we remain committed to delivering on our promise: Guaranteed to elevate morale.
Hotel Tango is committed to being responsible stewards of the environment. Our approach starts with HT Farms, the sustainability outgrowth of the distillery. Here, our Flavor Innovation Team manages the property, growing produce used in the craft cocktails served in our Tasting Room.
HT Farms also partners with Indy Urban Acres, a project of the Indianapolis Parks Foundation. Indy Urban Acres grows flowers at the farm to sell at retail, in order to support its mission of empowering and educating people through access to free, locally-grown, high-quality products.
Indy Urban Acres also utilizes the farm to teach youth sustainability and provide produce for local shelters. In 2019, the Hotel Tango Farm produced over 2,000 pounds of produce for local shelters.