Boston, Massachusetts-based Bully Boy Distillers and Matunuck Oyster Bar in South Kingstown celebrated the releases of a proprietary gin, part of the distillery’s program that enables restaurants, bars or package stores to design a namesake gin entirely from scratch, start to finish. Matunuck Oyster Bar’s Owner and Founder Perry Raso and General Manager Kevin Momenee worked alongside brothers and Bully Boy Co-founders Will Willis and Head Distiller Dave Willis to design its custom gin. This marks Bully Boy’s first collaboration in the state of Rhode Island. Exclusively available at Matunuck Oyster Bar, Bully Boy Matunuck Gin is influenced and inspired by the flavors of coastal Southern Rhode Island and is featured in two signature cocktails. Momenee said, “My goal was to come up with a unique gin that people try and say ‘wow.’ Here at Matunuck Oyster Bar, we are committed to providing the freshest food available, using locally sourced produce along with farm-raised and wild-caught seafood. Continuing with that, we wanted to use ingredients in our gin that were local to New England; sea kelp was the missing piece to the puzzle. I knew the guys from Bully Boy could make it work and sure enough they came up with an amazing product that not only exemplifies local, but definitely adds to the wow effect.” The full Bully Boy Distillers line is distributed in the state via Horizon Beverage Co.
Photos by Laura Widness.