About Us

When you buy from Whiskey ’N Hardtack, you are buying from a family-owned, USA based Artisan small business— not a nameless, faceless factory operation. We're passionate about our products.  We’ve come to know our customers as friends, and know their favorites.

Our artisan handmade products are crafted in small batches, using premium, nourishing ingredients like Mango Butter, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Shea Nut Oil, and Jojoba Oil.   We also stress the Fair-Trade sourcing aspects of our raw materials— it’s only the best ingredients for your face & body.

What is the Focus on Fair-Trade?
In all cases where it’s available, we source Fair Trade oils and butters. We believe in a fair, livable wage for the farmers growing these goods, and are also working towards eliminating all child-slave labor in their production.  You can feel good knowing that your purchase does not contribute to these issues, and is helping to support those who are working for a better future for our global community.

Why do I Need Special Beard Care?
Your beard is an important part of your face. A clean, well kept beard is no less important than keeping your hair washed, combed and styled— and maybe more important, because it’s around your pie-hole. Lean in for a kiss with a grubby, flaky  beard— and you’ll get shut down quicker than you can say ‘beardruff.’

Why do I need a Beard Wash?
Beards and the skin below them need to be kept clean. For many men, they don’t consider that beards are a special kind of hair, and should be cleaned with products that are formulated FOR beards.  You have heard of ‘split ends’ in commercials for hair care? Well, too-harsh products will split your beard’s ends— you want to help avoid brittle ends and frizzies in your beard. Our Beard Wash is formulated to clean, without overly stripping your luscious beard’s hair shafts, leaving you looking and smelling amazing. Our wash also does not strip the skin beneath your beard, helping to reduce irritation that leads to flaking and itching.

What’s the difference between Beard Oil, Beard Butter and Mustache Wax?

  • Beard Oil is more of the ‘daily conditioning’ and general light styling of your beard and the skin beneath.
  • Beard Butter is a higher level of nourishment and for lighter styling needs, delivering a concentrated hit of goodness to your facial follicles. 
  • Mustache Wax is a natural, heavier product used to sculpt special styles. Most notably, handlebar mustaches. 

    Can I Use These Products on Other Areas of My Body?
    Absolutely— Our products can be safely used on any area of the body, just not inserted INTO any area of the body-- All products are External Use Only.

    Do You Test On Animals?
    Never. Unless you consider men with beards to be ‘animals.’

    Can I Use These On Children?
    You can use our "Greenhorn" (unscented) products on sensitive skin. However, children do not have beards, and these were formulated with adult humans in mind. We DO recommend you keep all your grooming products out of reach of small, curious hands that like to grab, and small, curious mouths that like to taste new things.

    Do You Have A Vegan-Friendly line?
    Our Beard Oils and Bar Soaps are both Vegan-friendly. Our Beard Butters and Mustache Waxes contain Beeswax and Lanolin, and therefore are not Vegan-friendly.

    The Name is Whiskey ’N Hardtack, But Where Does That Come From?
    Our parent company is Sweet Tea 'N Biscuits, and a 'Hardtack' is a really hard biscuit that men would carry on long trips.  So we're the 'harder' side of the company.