Cylinder is on a mission to create vodka that sets the bar higher for the spirits industry.
Cylinder began with its founder, Stelios Stavrianos, who loved being a bartender at top bars known for their craft cocktails, and over time developed an appreciation and knowledge for how the best spirits were made. Stelios quickly saw a taste and quality gap in the vodkas available and embarked on a mission to create one that would set the bar for the spirits industry.
Stelios is a graduate of Sacred Heart University with a BS in Business Administration and International Management. He is an avid spirit enthusiast with over 13 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and over 9 years of experience working in wealth management with the likes of JPMorgan and Merrill Lynch. Having bartended since the early age of 19, the passion that brought him to the bar inevitably had him interested in the art of distillation.
From tending bar to tending still, Stelios eventually distilled a vodka so smooth, he was compelled to bring it to the world. Since then, Cylinder Vodka has won over 20 global awards, donated thousands to local charities, and helped penetrate through a crowded spirit marketplace with the brand’s next-level experiential events and unique cocktail recipes.