Vodka is not a drink for all palates. The novelist Tom Rachman once quipped, “Vodka is like water, but with consequences,” while comic actor Nathan Lane deadpanned, “Take a shot of vodka and hope for the best.” But the drink has its fans, plus an indefatigable local advocate in Stelios Stavrianos, founder and CEO of the Stamford-headquartered Cylinder Vodka. In this edition of Suite Talk, Business Journal Senior Enterprise Editor Phil Hall pulled up a barstool to talk with Stavrianos about his company and his approach to vodka. How did you start Cylinder Vodka?“I was bartending years ago at the age of 19 and I fell in love with the industry. I wasn’t at the legal age to drink, but when I started drinking at 21 I began really diving into the art of making alcohol and mixology. I began to wonder what it was like to make the spirit, so I started studying the art of distilling. “I started distilling in my parents’ basement. My parents thought I was absolutely crazy, mad-scientist crazy, and I spent all of my time concocting this. That was about seven-and-a-half years ago. It took about five years to get off the ground and here we are today.” What makes Cylinder different from the o...