Cylinder Vodka’s roots were born in a basement located in Stamford, Connecticut. Eight years ago, Stelios Stavrianos took his love for bartending and spirits and taught himself how to distill a vodka that would become a SIP Awards Gold medal recipient in 2019.
Receiving a SIP Award “means that I’m getting an absolute honest opinion on the quality of our vodka,” he said. “We plan on using our recent win in all of our marketing efforts in letting the local community know our product won a highly sought after award.’
Stavrianos, who prefers consumer-based judging platforms believes the consumer opinion matters because “we are getting the opinion of people who, at the end of the day, are our end customer.”
“If consumers as a judge enjoy our product, then consumers walking into an off-premise location during a tasting will also love our product,” he added. “It speaks to the type of quality product we strive to put out and strive to get critical feedback on — the same feedback we get from SIP.”