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Student Cocktail Competition Showcases Bully Boy Distillers

By January 4, 2023Rhode Island, Top News

Continued celebrations of the Johnson & Wales University (JWU) new Center for Beverage Education & Innovation were capped off on Nov. 18 with a student cocktail competition sponsored by Massachusetts-based Bully Boy Distillers. The competition featured local NBC 10 anchor Mario Hilario as the guest judge alongside Andrew Greenleaf, RI Market Manager, Bully Boy Distillers, a JWU alumni; Liam Maloney, Origin Portfolio Manager, Horizon Beverage Co. of Rhode Island; and Max Mendoza, General Manager, Chilangos. Five teams of JWU students faced off creating their cocktails using Bully Boy American Straight Whiskey, among ingredients. Chris Spielhagen took the top honors for his Boston Stone cocktail. The grand prize included a bar kit from Bully Boy, as well as an invitation to shadow the distillers for a day.


Photo courtesy of Mike Cohea/Johnson & Wales University.


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