And the winner is… Kevin Connelly!

Four bartenders rose to the challenge, but only one could be crowned a champion. We’re excited to announce that the Washington, D.C. Swizzle Royale winner, and first swizzle champion of the summer, is none other than Farmers and Distillers’ own Kevin Connelly!

The competition was fierce, but Kevin put the pressure aside and swizzled his way to the top of the capital city’s cocktail scene prevailing in tests of personality, speed and creativity.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Swizzle Royale competition, to those who came out to join in the fun and to our gracious hosts at Archipelago.

This weekend, we’re heading to Tampa for round two of Swizzle Royale. You can find us scoping out local the cocktail scene all weekend before we head to Hotel Bar Sunday evening in search of our next swizzle champion. Stay tuned for more details on the event, resident bartenders and esteemed panel of judges!




Swizzle Royale: Washington, D.C.

Our 2018 Swizzle Royale bartender competition is underway! The first stop on our journey to find a swizzle champion: Washington, D.C.

Join us at Archipelago on Sunday, June 24 for a front row seat to witness eight local bartenders slap, pour, dash and swizzle their way through three fast-paced challenges. Come on out and enjoy a free event, specially priced cocktails, giveaways and some of the best bartending in town. See below for additional event details and stay tuned to our page as we reveal your resident bartenders and esteemed panel of judges later this week. Hope to see you there!