Chris Patino’s Alley Cat Old Fashioned is a blend of premium Straight Rye Whiskey, California Apple Brandy, and Cherry Bark-Vanilla Bitters from our friends at Bittercube. With 6 drinks per bottle, it’s a perfect drink to pour over ice for some friends, or to unwind after work or after dinner. Garnish with an orange twist for Chris’s suggested serve. 375mL, 39%ABV.
Born & raised in Orange County, California, Chris Patino started his professional career in the skate industry, including stints at Tony Hawk’s headquarters in late the 90’s. It was a self proclaimed quarter-life crisis that saw Chris pack the car with his now-wife & mother to their 3 children, & move to New Orleans. An incredibly poor interview for a job in the local Irish bar was resurrected with the mention of an Irish passport, and, in a fortunate turn, Chris entered the liquor industry right as the world was waking up to fresh produce & quality spirits.
Alley Cat strikes a very different note with how Chris’s career has typically existed. Someone who has most often given back to the industry by helping others succeed, it’s a rare but deserved moment to see his own name upfront getting the credit. A spirits educator, brand consultant, 10 years as an Ambassador for Pernod Ricard & a co-owner of the award-winning Raised by Wolves in San Diego, Chris is consistently doing everything to the highest quality and highest degree of fun.