Bully Boy Distillers, Boston’s first craft distillery, has partnered with the Boston's famed cocktail institution The Hawthorne to offer the very first taste of Hub Punch. Bully Boy's newest spirit is a unique and versatile rum infusion that pays homage to the original Hub Punch recipe popularized in Boston in the late 1800s.
Ticketed guests will enjoy:
- Exclusive first-taste of Bully Boy’s newest spirit, Hub Punch, in The Hawthorne’s private Stone Room
- Two complimentary Hub Punch cocktails created by The Hawthorne
- An assortment of savory appetizers and small bites
- Meet and greet with Bully Boy Distillers co-founder, Will Willis
About Hub Punch
Originally concocted at the now-defunct Hub House Hotel in Thousand Island, NY, Boston-based distiller C.H. Graves & Sons soon began bottling and distributing the libation throughout the Boston region. Historically, Bostonians consumed and enjoyed Hub Punch on many occasions and in a variety of ways—over ice, mixed with soda water or lemonade, enjoyed at bars and parties, in military encampments and even used for medicinal purposes to treat fatigue.
Since Hub Punch’s original recipe was lost during Prohibition, Bully Boy Distillers consulted a variety of historical accounts of Hub Punch and vintage advertisements to craft a spirit that evokes the spirit of the traditional recipe and of pre-Prohibition-era Boston.
Hub Punch is a 70 proof liquor that begins with Bully Boy’s aged Boston Rum and is steeped with orange peel, lemon peel and raspberry and is infused with a secret mix of botanicals and herbs.
About Bully Boy Distillers
Founded by brothers Will and Dave Willis, Bully Boy Distillers is Boston’s first craft distillery and is committed to crafting innovative and premium spirits. Utilizing a 750 gallon copper pot still, all Bully Boy products are handcrafted in small, limited-run batches, resulting in complex and unique spirits that celebrate New England’s rich history. The name Bully Boy pays homage to former U.S. president, Teddy Roosevelt. The Willis family named its favorite farm workhorse after the popular Roosevelt-coined term, “bully,” meaning superb or wonderful. Today the endearing spirit of Roosevelt lives on in Bully Boy Distillers.