December Specials Kick Off with the Unveiling of the Bully Boy Boston Rum Eggnog Donut
PRESS RELEASE / November 30, 2023 (Boston, MA and Saugus, MA) – Kane’s Donuts is pleased to announce a collaboration with Boston-based Bully Boy Distillers for a limited-edition December flavor of the month – the Bully Boy Boston Rum Eggnog Donut. This delicious donut creation will be available in December at all three Kane’s Donuts locations: Kane’s Lincoln Ave (120 Lincoln Ave. in Saugus); Kane’s Rt. 1 (1575 Broadway, on Rt. 1 at Essex Landing in Saugus), and Kane’s Downtown (90 Oliver St. in Boston’s Financial District, at International Place).
Using Bully Boy Distiller’s Boston Rum, Kane’s has crafted a seasonal delight with classic holiday flavors. The Bully Boy Boston Rum Eggnog Donut is a cake-style donut, made with Bully Boy’s Boston Rum, Pure Country Eggnog, and fresh ground nutmeg, then drenched in Kane’s signature honey glaze.
“The holidays are about family and traditions, and so are we,” says Kane’s Donuts’ Co-Owner and Donut Master, Maria Delios. “That’s exactly why we and our customers enjoy when we partner with like-minded companies like Bully Boy Distillers to create donuts that celebrate the holiday spirit and flavors of the season.”
Bully Boy’s Boston Rum is one of their original spirits. They use a mix of blackstrap molasses, which imparts vanilla notes, and sweet molasses, which has a cleaner, fruitier flavor. The combination creates a really unique, nuanced taste. An important part of their “house flavor” is created during distillation, when they choose which parts of the spirit to keep and which parts to discard. By including a little more of the front end of the “run,” also known as “heads,” they get some nice banana and pineapple notes that complement the more traditional molasses flavors. Finally, they age the spirit in used whiskey barrels, which not only mellow the rum, but also add layers of complexity: Chocolate, vanilla, oak and more that all comes from the barrel.
“Creating something special for the holiday season with Kane’s Donuts is a great opportunity for us to showcase our Boston Rum to those who may not have tried it before,” said Will Willis, Co-founder of Bully Boy Distillers. “There is no better pairing for the winter season than fresh donuts and warm ingredients like rum and eggnog.”
For the month of December, Kane’s is also featuring holiday favorites like their Red Velvet Donut, a chocolatey, red velvet cake-style dough, drenched in Kane’s’ signature honey glaze. It is then topped with a light, fluffy vanilla cream frosting and holiday sprinkles. Other holiday specials include the Merry Christmas Donut, a light, fluffy yeast-style donut with vanilla frosting and festive decorations, and the
Gingerbread Donut, a cake-style donut made with crystallized ginger and molasses, then drenched in Kane’s signature honey glaze and drizzled with vanilla icing and Christmas sprinkles. Kane’s will also have a Gluten-Free version of their Gingerbread Donut and a Vegan Snowball Donut, a cake-style donut with cinnamon and nutmeg smothered in confectioners’ sugar.
Kane’s Donuts is New England’s signature donut shop, ranked top-10 in the United States for serving handcrafted donuts that are made fresh daily, and with local ingredients. The recipes come from the late Peter Delios Sr. Kane’s is most known for their Honey Dip Donut, voted “Best in the United States” by The Underground Donut Tour. Known for a fantastic daily selection of flavors and rotating monthly flavors, its continuous 68 years of service began with Kane’s’ landmark location, which opened in 1955 in Saugus, MA on Lincoln Ave. It remains a local favorite for serving homemade donuts, seven days a week. For its 60th anniversary in March 2015, Kane’s opened a second location in the heart of Boston’s financial district at International Place; and in March 2019, Kane’s expanded with Kane’s Rt. 1 in Saugus, its largest location with a drive-through at Essex Landing. In 2018, Kane’s was named “Best Donut” by both Boston Magazine and the Improper Bostonian, and in 2019 won “Best of the North Shore” by North Shore magazine. It has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Saveur and Yankee magazines, among others; it’s consistently recognized by the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and local media as well as countless appearances on The Phantom Gourmet and Chronicle shows. It has earned local and national attention for what many consider the best gluten-free donuts available at a traditional donut shop. Find Kane’s at www.kanesdonuts.com; on Instagram (@kanes_donuts) and Facebook and Twitter: (@kanesdonuts).
Bully Boy Distillers was founded in 2011 by brothers Will and Dave Willis. The two grew up on a farm in Sherborn, MA where from a young age they learned how to make cider and eventually transitioned to hard cider. This led to an interest in distilling Brandy, which ultimately led to the production of whiskey using corn from their family farm. Since 2011, Bully Boy has been distilling its own Whiskey, Rum, Vodka, Gin, Amaro, and more in Roxbury, MA. The distillery offers tours, tastings and also features an award-winning cocktail bar with views of the distillery floor. Learn more about Bully Boy Distillers at their website (www.bullyboydistillers.com) and follow them on Instagram @bullyboybooze.