Now you can drink like J.R. from ‘Dallas’

Now you can drink like J.R. from ‘Dallas’

DRINK LIKE 'DALLAS:' This 1981 file photo provided by CBS shows Larry Hagman in character as J.R. Ewing in the television series "Dallas." Actor Larry Hagman, who for more than a decade played villainous patriarch JR Ewing in the TV soap Dallas, died in 2012. Photo: Associated Press

Bosses of TV drama “Dallas” are paying tribute to the late Larry Hagman with a new brand of liquor named after his iconic character J.R. Ewing.

The veteran actor passed away in November, 2012 after a battle with cancer, and to honor Hagman and his lasting legacy, show executives have teamed up with three Dallas, Texas-based bottling companies to create J.R. Ewing Bourbon, the character’s drink of choice.

The four-year-old, 80 percent proof liquor is distilled in Kentucky and the glass container features a screen-printed image of the Ewings’ iconic home of Southfork Ranch.

J.R. Ewing Bourbon will initially be released in 14 states in the U.S., to coincide with the third-season premiere of Dallas on Feb. 24, before a planned international sale by the end of the year.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Davis Is Optimistic about TPP


Anticipates Illinois impact

in Local

No Adlai Here


Budget uncertainty and ALPLM's structural future are blamed

in Local

Zopp Zaps Duckworth


This time, the subject is criminal justice

in Local

Springfield City Council Approves CWLP Electric Rate Changes

10-6-15 Springfield City Council

One alderman voted "present," one voted "no," and eight voted "yes."

in Local

“Artification” Continues in Downtown Springfield

Downtown Springfield Inc

A crosswalk in downtown Springfield is about to look like a combination Lincoln history site and Beatles "Abbey Road" album cover.