Boston Harbor Distillery launches #RYESUP campaign to support restaurants in Massachusetts. Launching on November 23, every bottle of Putnam New England Whiskey sold during the program period, $20 will be donated to the Massachusetts Restaurant Association’s Education Fund. Follow #RYESUP campaign to see what restaurants are making and shaking for cocktails with Putnam New England Whiskey

The MRA provides access, influence and protection to restaurant professionals allowing for the ultimate opportunity to lead businesses. Before the pandemic, one out of every ten employees in the state was employed directly in or in supporting industries of the restaurant industry, an undeniable driving force in the state’s economy but suffering greatly during this time.  It is projected that nearly one quarter of the restaurants in Massachusetts will permanently close as a result of the economic fallout due to the coronavirus.

“During these unprecedented times, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association has stepped up to provide local restaurant owners and employees invaluable informational resources and leadership” said founder & CEO Rhonda Kallman of Boston Harbor Distillery. “We intend to donate over $25,000 from all Putnam New England Whiskey sales to help support the industry in our local communities. Help us reach our goal by raising a glass of Putnam New England Whiskey and spread the good word.”

“We are honored and grateful for Boston Harbor Distillery’s support and the #RYESUP campaign during this time” said President and CEO Bob Luz of MRA. “The restaurants are suffering greatly, and our own local distiller continues to step up to support the industry, and this is one of the many reasons why Boston Harbor Distillery was named MRA’s Business Partner of the Year.”

Join restauranteurs such as Andy Husbands of The Smoke Shop BBQ, Steve DiFillippo of Davio’s, Mike Shaw of Fat Baby and Asia Mei of Moonshine 152, as their bartenders share their favorite Putnam Whiskey cocktails and tips for making the perfect cocktail. New cocktail videos will be released every few days featuring a different restaurant and their uniquely curated cocktail. Videos can be found on Boston Harbor Distillery website and social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. In addition to restaurants, retailers around the state are supporting #RYESUP by offering varieties of Putnam New England Whiskey to support the cause.

Follow the #RYESUP campaign to see which local restaurants offer curated cocktails using Putnam New England Whiskey on their menu! Find Putnam New England Whiskey at your favorite retailer or Sip, Savor and Support Massachusetts restaurants.  By raising a glass, we can raise donations, one bottle at a time. Cheers!



About Boston Harbor Distillery:

Boston Harbor Distillery opened at The Port on Boston Harbor in Dorchester (12R Ericsson Street) in June 2015, reviving an entrepreneurial center from the mid-1800s. Boston Harbor Distillery creates proprietary craft spirits that integrate rich history, distinctive experiences and beverage culture into each bottle it produces. Housed in a pre-Civil War era building overlooking Boston Harbor, the Distillery serves as a distilling facility and an event space, tasting room and mercantile. For tours, hours and additional information visit Boston Harbor Distillery online at website, or follow  on Facebook and Instagram.

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