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West Hartford Competition Highlights Kyrö Distillery

By May 29, 2023Connecticut, Top News

A bartending competition highlighted spirits from Finland’s Kyrö Distillery Company at Sparrow Pizza Bar on April 12. Hosted by Michela Zurstadt, Bar Manager, Sparrow Pizza Bar, and the brand’s distributor Brescome Barton, with special guests Jouni Ritola, CEO, Kyrö Distillery Company, and Laura Graham,, the competition featured the creations of 11 local bartenders who created an array of innovative cocktails featuring spirits from the Kyrö Distillery line. Judged by Ritola; Tim Cabral, Owner, Ordinary; and MeKayla Roy, The Beamhouse, the competition yielded four winners: Bridget Hurley, Sparrow Pizza Bar; Aaron Stepka, Drink Mechanics; David Blomberg, CT Cocktail Car; and Chelsea Solkowski, Max Downtown. Kyrö Distillery Company is a Finnish rye distillery founded in a sauna in 2012 and uses 100% Finnish rye to produce rye gin and rye whisky.


Photos by Michael Leung.



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