Thomas Tew Rum hosted its first cocktail contest at The Revolving Door Restaurant in Newport on February 16, 2015. Bartenders from around the state were instructed to create a hand-crafted cocktail to highlight both Newport and Thomas Tew Authentic Pot Still Rum. Newport Distilling Co. became the first licensed distillery in Rhode Island in 135 years, recreating an 18th century-inspired rum named after the Rhode Island pirate and resident of Newport, Thomas Tew. The event was part of the Newport Winter Festival.
Photos by Chris Almeida.