A local distillery unveils its new facility in Roxbury’s Newmarket neighborhood this Friday, according to Boston Magazine. Bully Boy has a new 8,000-square-foot distillery and tasting room that will officially open April 21 at 5 p.m., complete with a full cocktail bar where customers can enjoy Bully Boy spirits mixed onsite.
This expansion means the distillery will be able to produce five times its current numbers, the Boston Globe reported, up to 50,000 cases each year of whiskey, gin, rum, and vodka. The 44 Cedric St. facility will take on full-scale production, leaving the original distillery across the street fully open for the brand’s estate gin production and experimentation.
“We’ve worked toward this moment for years, and the fact that we’re finally opening the doors to our new distillery is a remarkable feeling,” co-founder Will Willis said in a release.
The cocktail bar seats 26 people and has a view of Bully Boy’s copper pot still and lab area. There will be two rotating cocktails on draft, alongside a seasonal “still-to-glass” cocktail menu, barrel-aged cocktails, and flights of spirits. Founders Will and Dave Willis will also display a collection of their grandfather’s now-empty pre-prohibition spirit bottles. In addition to production space and the cocktail bar, the new facility has a barrel room for aging spirits and multiple private event spaces.
Bully Boy’s tasting room will operate from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Fridays, from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturdays, and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Tours will be offered on Saturdays for $10, and guests will be able to taste spirits.