Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini has been trying his hands at ventures away from the boxing ring.
Mancini recently lent his name and likeness to a new brand of whiskey called “Boom Boom” Bourbon. A distillery in Cleveland has been producing it since November.
In January, the makers entered it in a prestigious liquor-tasting event and won a bronze medal in its category.
“It’s the San Francisco International Spirits Competition. It’s probably the most renowned competition around the world. It’s hard to get a medal. Not every product gets a medal, and it comes out with a bronze, which I think, for an initial entry, first time entry, it’s pretty amazing,” said Tom Lix from Cleveland Whiskey.
About 2,200 bottles of “Boom Boom” Bourbon have been produced and it’s available at liquor stores in the area.
Owners of Cleveland Whiskey said they hope to capitalize on its recent success and expand outside of Ohio.