Bully Boy Distillers has announced the launch of their new Bully Boy Distillers Gin.
While most gins are typically crafted with a neutral grain base, Bully Boy draws inspiration for its gin from its White Rum by using a cane base. This provides the spirit with a mild tropical and honeysuckle undertone, the company says, which is then enhanced by herbs and botanicals, including Italian Juniper, fresh ginger, blueberry and grapefruit.
The gin also features flavors of coriander, cardamom, chamomile and cinnamon, which provide an herbal balance, the company says.
“Our gin portfolio, which also includes the Estate Gin released in 2016, allows us to continually experiment and push the envelope when it to comes to crafting unique, compelling spirits,” says Dave Willis, co-founder and head distiller of Bully Boy Distillers. “After opening our second production facility and tasting room last year, we turned our original distillery into a gin-specific innovation area, so we’ve had the ability to try new things, push boundaries, and ultimately figure out what works and what doesn’t. The new Gin represents the best of what we’ve discovered, and we’re proud to add it to the lineup.”
Bully Boy Distillers Gin is 45% ABV and retails for a suggested price of $29.99 for a 750-ml. bottle. It will join Bully Boy’s portfolio of spirits at retailers, restaurants and bars throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut in May 2018.
Bully Boy Distillers opened in 2010 as Boston’s first craft distillery. We recently interviewed Dave’s brother and fellow co-founder Will about how the craft industry has changed in the eight years since.