Tue, July 11, 2017
Luxury Boston Hotel Partners with Bully Boy to Create Unique New Spirit
BOSTON (May 2017) – The Langham, Boston, an iconic historic hotel, unveiled their new signature Reserve Gin, formulated by Bully Boy Distillers. The Reserve Gin is featured in new cocktails in BOND restaurant|lounge, and The Reserve, a refined lobby dining destination, as well as an overnight stay package.
The Reserve Gin was formulated by The Langham, Boston and Bully Boy to bridge the legacy of the hotel’s banking history and local roots with the British heritage of the Langham brand. The Langham, Boston was built in 1922 as the original Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and is now an elegant hotel as well as a national architectural landmark. Bully Boy Distillers was founded by brothers Will and Dave Willis and is Boston’s first craft distillery, committed to crafting innovative and premium spirits. All Bully Boy products are handcrafted in small, limited-run batches, resulting in complex and unique spirits that celebrate New England’s rich history.
“We chose to create a gin as the spirit pays tribute to the hotel’s history and gives a nod to our flagship hotel, The Langham, London,” said Ron Pellerine, General Manager of The Langham, Boston. “The talented team at Bully Boy Distillers was the ideal partner as they share our commitment to local ingredients, a spirit of innovation and a dedication to quality. As a result, we have crafted a gin that is versatile, classic and the new signature item behind our bars.”
"Creating this gin was a really collaborative process. We met with the team at The Langham, Boston and talked about what they were looking for,” said Dave Willis of Bully Boy Distillers. “We discussed different flavor profiles, and ultimately decided on grapefruit as the citrus component, which is rounded out by botanicals that have a connection to The Langham including ginger flower and rose petals. It was a lot of fun, and we ended up with a dynamic gin that is balanced and bold, making it appealing to both gin aficionados and new fans."
BOND restaurant | lounge
The Langham’s fine dining restaurant and cocktail lounge has added “Batch No. 1 Classics” as well as “Reserve Gin & Tonics” to the menu, highlighting the versatility and drinkability of the signature spirit.
- Batch No. 1 Classics - Iconic gin cocktails are presented in sophisticated glassware available exclusively for the menu and include the Reserve Martini, Vesper, Negroni and Ramos Gin Fizz. Gin enthusiasts will appreciate the timeless recipes and elegant presentation.
- Reserve Gin & Tonics – The menu of three drinks takes the traditional cocktail and gives it a quirky twist with ingredients that enhance the botanicals and flavor profile of the gin. For example, the “Pink Taxi” combines the Reserve Gin with strawberry jam, muddled pink peppercorns and Fever-Tree Mediterranean tonic.
Best-known as the location of the hotel’s signature Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood, The Reserve offers a large format cocktail for two, the “G&Tea.” A two-level glass teapot features Reserve Gin infused with The Langham’s proprietary loose-leaf Palm Court Tea on the top. The second level offers a refreshing mix of lemon, honey from Follow the Honey, and soda water. Guests can create their own perfect blend of the two, mixing a customized and refreshing cocktail.
Sip, Savor + Stay at The Langham, Boston
Gin lovers will delight in this overnight experience that includes either two of the “Batch No. 1 Classics” or “Reserve Gin & Tonics” in BOND or the “G&Tea” cocktail for two in The Reserve, and a choice of appetizers specially selected to complement the spirit. Valet parking is also included so that guests can indulge worry-free. Package rates are nightly and start at $365.00 (plus tax) based on double occupancy. All guests must be at least 21 years of age. For reservations and more information, please visit http://langhamhotels.com/Boston or call 617.451.1900.
ABOUT THE LANGHAM, BOSTON
The Langham, Boston is located at 250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110. This elegant AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Five Star property, once the Federal Reserve Bank, is a national architectural landmark. An ideal downtown location, the hotel offers a unique blend of historic charm and urban sophistication next to the finest shopping and attractions. The hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Café Fleuri, serves breakfast, lunch, Saturday Chocolate Bar, and Sunday City Brunch under lofty atrium ceilings. BOND restaurant | lounge serves global cuisine and inventive craft cocktails in the evening. The Reserve, a refined Champagne lounge serves Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood. Chuan Body + Soul spa, offers a 24 hour fitness center, indoor lap pool and treatments based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. For information on The Langham, Boston, please visit http://langhamhotels.com/Boston. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Media contact for The Langham, Boston: Dinah Saglio; 617.422.5109; Dinah.firstname.lastname@example.org