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Halloween Cocktail Competition Showcases High West Distillery

By December 3, 2022Connecticut, Top News

Slocum & Sons, in collaboration with Constellation Brands, hosted a spirited Halloween-themed iron bartender competition featuring High West Distillery at The Charles in Wethersfield on Oct. 24. Six local bartenders competed in teams of two, wearing festive attire all while creating craft cocktails featuring High West Bourbon and High West Double Rye for guests and a panel of judges: Bryce Hardy, Owner, The Charles; Stephanie Cohen, Bartender, Present Company; Byron Kidd, Area Representative, Constellation Brands; and John Tsipouras, Slocum & Sons. Competitors were also awarded for their best Halloween costumes, as well as from the blind tasting of their creations. The event was emceed by bar professional Khalid Williams, The Barrel Age, and Connecticut Restaurant Association’s 2021 Bartender of the Year. The winning teams were Abraham Rojas and Bridget Hurley of Sparrow Pizza Bar; Andrew Martins and Phill Alves of Viron Rondo Osteria and Olives and Oil; and Clarissa Lonero and August Hayduk of Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe.

Photos by Lisa Nichols, Bread and Beast Food Photographer.



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