Bully Boy Distillers has announced the launch of Estate Gin, crafted with regionally indigenous ingredients that reflect New England “character and terroir,” the company reports. Estate Gin will serve as Bully Boy’s flagship gin and join the distillery’s current line of premium regionally-inspired spirits.
While most gins utilize a neutral grain base, Estate Gin starts with a blend of neutral apple and grain, which is made in-house by distilling Stormalong cider, a local Massachusetts hard cider. To complement the apple base, Bully Boy uses wild juniperus virginiana and McIntosh apples, both sourced from the Bully Boy co-founders’ family farm in Sherborn, Massachusetts, alongside coriander and lemon as the main botanical charge.
To add additional depth, the gin features hints of hibiscus, pink peppercorn and lavender, the company says.
“Estate Gin is our answer to the traditional London Dry Gins that have come before, but rooted with flavors that reflect New England,” says Dave Willis, co-founder of Bully Boy Distillers.
To celebrate the launch of Estate Gin, co-founders Will and Dave Willis will be at The Urban Grape, located at 303 Columbus Ave. in Boston, on May 12 from 5-8 p.m. This complimentary tasting event will provide a casual and intimate environment for spirit enthusiasts to sip on Boston’s newest gin while hearing about the production process from Will and Dave themselves.
Priced at $29.99 for a 750-ml. bottle, Bully Boy Estate Gin is 47% alcohol by volume and available alongside Bully Boy’s portfolio of premium hand-crafted spirits at retailers, restaurants and bars throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. For more information about Bully Boy Distillers and Estate Gin, please visit bullyboydistillers.com.