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Bully Boy Distillery, Boston

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The backstory of this Boston distillery reads like the beginning of a Hardy Boys novel: brothers Will and Dave Willis discovered a vault in their childhood farmhouse basement and, inside, a collection of homemade spirits dating back to Prohibition. Inspired by the family history—if not the spirits themselves, which were unbearably harsh—they launched Bully Boy in an old warehouse in 2010. Their whiskeys, rums, and vodka are infinitely smooth, bearing zero resemblance to their predecessors.

Tours: Wednesday and Saturday, by appointment; $10; bullyboydistillers.com.

America's Coolest Distilleries

Bully Boy Distillery, Boston

The backstory of this Boston distillery reads like the beginning of a Hardy Boys novel: brothers Will and Dave Willis discovered a vault in their childhood farmhouse basement and, inside, a collection of homemade spirits dating back to Prohibition. Inspired by the family history—if not the spirits themselves, which were unbearably harsh—they launched Bully Boy in an old warehouse in 2010. Their whiskeys, rums, and vodka are infinitely smooth, bearing zero resemblance to their predecessors.

Tours: Wednesday and Saturday, by appointment; $10; bullyboydistillers.com.

Heath Robbins Photography

America's Coolest Distilleries

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