Bruce is a native son of Chapel Hill and a second-generation haberdasher—that’s his dad, local menswear legend Milton Julian (as seen in 1938), on our label. Today, Bruce owns and operates Bruce Julian Clothier in Charlotte, NC, where friends and customers have been stopping by for years to chew the fat, admire his renowned antique toy collection, and savor his signature Bloody Mary—a secret recipe he perfected over decades of travel and dedicated market research (i.e.: lots of Bloody Mary drinking). So Bruce and his wife Bonnie finally decided to answer the question people have been asking for years: “When are you guys going to get serious and start selling this stuff?” Along with their partner Paul, they launched Bevs and Bites, LLC, and set out to slake the world’s thirst, one delicious cold drink at a time. The response has been amazing. Restaurateurs, grocers, and specialty shop owners from Savannah to New York City tell us Bruce Julian Bloody Mary Mix is flying off their menus and shelves. People just can’t believe their taste buds: How did Bruce bottle a Bloody Mary that’s better than what even the best bartenders serve?