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USBG CT Competition Series Names August’s Winning Bartenders

By September 23, 2017Connecticut, Top News

The United States Bartenders’ Guild Connecticut (USBG CT) chapter, along with Allan S. Goodman and Eder Bros., hosted the ninth and tenth bouts of its 10-series “Civil War” bartending competition. Machu Pisco was the featured spirit ingredient on August 14 at Taprock in Unionville. In first place, Atilio Lopez de Castro; in second place Nikki Simches, in third, Rachel Markoja. On August 28, Speyburn American Whiskey was highlighted in competing cocktail creations at Cask Republic in Norwalk. The event was blind-judged: each cocktail was presented to the judges after they were created, while only spectators watched the preparation. In first place, Mike Hannah; in second, Katie Allen; and in third place, Ashley Lurie. Each competition set the stage for September’s Grand Finale.



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