TRAILER PARK BOYS
The boys are in the whisky business
The show follows the antics of residents Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles, as they attempt to make money through various get-rich-quick schemes. They’ve been on the air for over a decade, had four feature films, several one-hour specials, and now they’re in the booze business.
Liquormen’s Ol’ Dirty Canadian Whisky was introduced to unsuspecting souls in 2016. The boys say the whisky was made “to honour the legacy of the Old West Bandits.” Produced by Dartmouth Spirits, the whisky is distilled and aged for three years in charred, white oak casks. Liquormen’s is a carefully selected blend of topgrade ingredients, with a spice, caramel, and vanilla finish. Delicious!
So, what inspired The Boys to get into the whisky business? Ricky sums it up as best as he can recall, “We were pretty banged up around a campfire one night at the park and Bubbles was singing a song about cowboys or desperadoes or something like that, a bunch of guys on horses stealing liquor. I think that’s where the idea for Liquormen’s got born, or maybe my brain is just imagining that.”
Bubbles explains the popularity behind the whisky, “The key ingredient is probably the spirit of Sunnyvale. We’re not trying to be fancy, we know what people want to drink: an ol’ dirty whisky!” Julian backs that up and chimes in, “You’re not going to get a hint of apple or cinnamon or any of that bullshit in our whisky, this is a drink for the Legion and not the ballet.”
As for Ricky’s suggestion on how best to enjoy their whisky, “Basically you want to get an old pop bottle and cut off the bottom and use that for a cup. Who needs fancy whisky glasses, ‘ooo look at me, I’m spending my money on glass.’ Lately, I’ve been mixing it with Sunnyvale tap water, and I find that it pairs well with something that is almost, but sort of not really, legal yet I guess. I call it ‘Smoke on the Water.’”
The Boys have followed up their popular whisky release with their offering of a crisp, refreshing Freedom 35 Trailer Park Boys Lager, brewed and distributed by North American Craft. Obviously, a take on Freedom 55 Financial retirement planning, they’re hoping they may finally be able to see their dream of early retirement come true. This crisp, refreshing lager was released early last year, just in time for summer shenanigans. Canadians can now enjoy a taste of Sunnyvale on a patio, around a fire pit, or in a shed next to their buddy’s trailer.
You’re not going to get a hint of apple or cinnamon or any of that bullshit in our whisky, this is a drink for the Legion and not the ballet.
Most recently, the trio announced plans to transform the downtown core of Halifax by reinventing a well-established restaurant and bar. They are venturing into their first retail operation, purchasing the Economy Shoe Shop Café and Bar, along with the Seahorse Tavern located directly below, and the Toothy Moose Cabaret above. The purchase gives them a massive 18,000 square foot entertainment complex to work within, located at a prime downtown location along Argyle Street.
The plan is to add a large outdoor patio, get Freedom 35 flowing on tap, have Liquormen’s behind the bar, and add the infamous “Julian Rum and Coke” to the drink menu. The bars will continue to spotlight live music, with just a tad more Sunnyvale Trailer Park pizzazz.
The biggest change is upstairs, which will be turned into an upscale lounge called The Lab, complete with bubbling beakers and staff in lab coats.
These dudes will also be quick to enter the market for marijuana, when it is legalized, as they already have a partnership with Oranigram Inc. to market their own line of branded paraphernalia.
The Boys have also purchased two additional buildings in an industrial park across the harbour in Dartmouth. Who knows what other exciting endeavours are on the horizon?
Oh ya, they still hit the road to do live shows, and have an upcoming Tour of Western Canada and the United States starting on April 2, 2018 in Edmonton. Also, fans of the show will want to keep an eye out as “Freedom 35” makes a big appearance in Season 12, out on Netflix this spring - Drink up!
We’re not trying to be fancy, we know what people want to drink:an ol’ dirty whisky!
FREEDOM 35 LAGER