Sailor Jerry’s Milwaukee Shore Leave

Aug. 29, 2018


Labor Day weekend this year is more than a celebration of summer and the indomitable spirit of America’s workers, because this year marks the 115th anniversary of the founding of Harley-Davidson, America’s iconic motorcycle company. And this year, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is getting in on the celebration, held in Milwaukee from Aug. 29 to Sep. 2. The five-day celebration of all things Harley is expected to draw thousands of fans from around the country, providing a perfect opportunity for brands, like Sailor Jerry, to engage with a wide range of drinking-age consumers.

This year, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum will have an extensive presence at the festivities, including an “exclusive mobile museum featuring the outside-the-lines work of biker and tattoo artist Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins, the American-made rum's namesake,” according to a statement from the company. In addition to the artwork, Sailor Jerry is also bringing Spike TV's Ink Master star Oliver Peck, who will be onsite during the festival, giving away a limited number of free Sailor Jerry flash art tattoos. In addition, the festival will also feature select bikes from the Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and Harley-Davidson's joint "My Work Speaks for Itself" design contest, and select on-premise accounts in the area will be serving Sailor Jerry cocktails throughout the event.

"The partnership between Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and Harley-Davidson is brought to life with the mobile museum installation at the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Celebration," said Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Ambassador Ashley Thomas. "There is no better way to spotlight the lasting impression of this American legend than within a curated space honoring Norman Collins' famous work and life's passion. Showcased in the hometown of American motorcycle culture, Norman, an avid rider, would feel right at home."

Harley-Davidson has long been an important partner for Breakthru Beverage in Wisconsin, helping us to raise money for the USO again and again, and we are thrilled that one of our vital supplier partners, William Grant & Sons, is involved in this celebration of the Harley-Davidson legacy. Just like Sailor Jerry, Harley-Davidson is a uniquely American brand, one focused on the spirit of liberty and freedom, and we are proud to bring Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum to consumers throughout the country.

Ask your Breakthru Sales Consultant for more information on how your business can capitalize on the popularity and exposure of Sailor Jerry among consumers, and find out the full portfolio of brands William Grant & Sons has to offer.

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