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Halloween Cocktail Competition Highlights Sovereign Brands Spirits

By December 1, 2023Connecticut, Top News

Slocum & Sons, in collaboration with Sovereign Brands, hosted the second annual Halloween-themed iron bartender competition at The Charles in Wethersfield on Oct. 30. Twelve local bartenders competed in teams of two, wearing festive attire all while creating craft cocktails featuring The Deacon Scotch Whisky, Bumbu Rum, McQueen and the Violet Fog Gin and Villon Cognac Liqueur for guests and a panel of judges: Kevin Hickey, Regional Sales Manager, Sovereign Brands; Tiffany Nevers, Beverage Consultant, Dreamweaver Hospitality Group and Director of Operations, Hartford Flavor Cocktail Parlour; and John Tsipouras, Sales Representative, Slocum & Sons. Competitors were also awarded for their best Halloween costumes, as well as from the blind tasting of their creations. The event was hosted by Tsipouras and Renee DiNino, Director of Community Affairs and On-Air Programming for iHeartMedia. The winning teams were First-place: Suzie Johnson, Fire by Forge and Dustin Amore, Little River Restoratives; Second-place: Abraham Riojas, Treva Restaurant & Bar and Bridget Hurley, The Charles; and Third-place: Zach O’Brien and Rachel Wolfer, Max Fish.


Photos by Michael Leung.



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