Bully Boy Gin Is Your New Summer Sipper Straight Outta Boston

Gin and bear it.

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Bully Boy Distillers, Boston’s first craft distillery, is launching a luscious new gin just in time for summer. Bully Boy Estate Gin is billed as a “bright and balanced gin crafted with regionally indigenous ingredients that reflect New England character and the terroir of the region.” 


While most gins utilize a neutral grain base, Bully Boy’s blend starts with a mix of neutral apple and grain, made in-house by distilling Stormalong cider, a local Massachusetts hard cider. 

They then add wild juniperus virginiana and McIntosh apples, both sourced from the Bully Boy co-founders Will and Dave Willis’ family farm in Sherborn, Massachusetts, alongside coriander and lemon as the main botanical charge. There are also hints of hibiscus, pink peppercorn and lavender for added depth.


Utilizing a 750 gallon copper pot still, all Bully Boy products are handcrafted in small, limited-run batches. The name Bully Boy pays homage to Teddy Roosevelt, and the Willis family’s favorite farm workhorse named Bully, after the term Roosevelt coined meaning superb or wonderful. 

As in wonderful with tonic, on the rocks or straight up and very cold…..


Jared Paul Stern