Bully Boy Distillers Gin Skips the Grain, Goes with Cane and Italian Juniper

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Gin gets its main characteristic flavor from juniper berries but what the mash is made up of can vary widely. Sometimes its grain based and sometimes it’s not. In the case of Bully Boy Distillers of Boston, Massachusetts their latest gin release is more rum based with mashbill that starts with sugar cane.

Bully Boy Distillers - Co-Founders Will and Dave Willis

Bully Boy Distillers Co-Founders Will and Dave Willis.

Distillery Co-Founders and brothers Will and Dave Willis have announced their latest craft spirit, Bully Boy Distillers Gin. The brothers say their newest spirits is, “A bright and exotic spirit carefully crafted to capture the essence of today’s adventurous and innovative craft gins.”

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, which is then enhanced by a collection of carefully selected herbs and botanicals, including Italian Juniper, fresh ginger, blueberry and grapefruit. To add complexity, the gin also features flavors of coriander, cardamom, chamomile and cinnamon, which provide a unique herbal balance.

“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,” said 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.”

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Bully Boy Distillers Gin is 90° proof / 45% alcohol by volume with a suggested retail price of $29.99 per 750 ml bottle. Bully Boy craft spirits are available at retailers, restaurants and bars throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut.

Bully Boy Distillers Gin

Bully Boy Distillers - Bully Boy Distillers Gin

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