Thomas Bondesson Brings Swedish Drinking to America

Born in Helsingvog, Sweden, 26-year-old bartender Thomas Bondesson isn’t a blue-eyed blonde, and may just lose it if you mention Ikea. But he’d gladly talk about the Northern European spirits he’s brought from his homeland to Seattle’s bars and restaurants, most recently Harborside.

What was it like growing up in Sweden?

It was a very a free and open culture. Kids were always...