Treat Your Groomsmen to Some Good Whiskey

Bully Boy's distillery is an easy, classy alternative to the usual guy banquets.

Photograph courtesy of Bully Boy

Photograph courtesy of Bully Boy

As George Bernard Shaw once said, “Whiskey is liquid sunshine.” Your groomsmen probably think so, too. So show them the light at the city’s first craft distillery since prohibition.

Bully Boy, founded by Will and Dave Willis, and named after their great-grandfather’s favorite workhorse Bully (his college roommate Teddy Roosevelt’s word for “superb”), is a USDA-certified (some organic) spirits made the old fashioned way—in copper pots.

Gain some bro points by taking your groomsmen on a behind-the-bottle tour and tasting led by a Bully Boy team member. They’ll point out all the machinery and contraptions involved in the process. You know, guy stuff. Plus, out past mash tanks and copper stills, the Willis brothers transform pure wheat, molasses, corn, rye, and barley into unique spirits, and the whole tour ends with a tasting.

Bully Boy offers their hour-long distillery tours on the weekends, but with enough notice, you can book a private tour for your wedding party during one of the preset tour slots, or work directly with Bully Boy to plan a private tour. Top it off with a couple of Bully Boy gift packs—including aged spirits, whiskey, and rum—and suddenly you’re the most popular groom in town.


Bully Boy Distillers, 35 Cedric Street, Boston,

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