Throughout his incredible career in the spirits industry Chris Patino has taught us all so much as we watched him champion brand education, bartenders, and the importance of an unforgettable event. He’s held an array of roles that support the industry, from hosting many seasons of Speed Rack, to taking hundreds of bartenders on educational trips around the world, hiring and training scores of brand ambassadors, growing service and hospitality networking events like Bartender’s Weekend and Tales of the Cocktail, to launching his own trade focused marketing outfit, Simple Serve — simply saying he's done so much for all of us is an understatement.
Our friend Chris shared this week that he is battling cancer, and in true hospitality fashion, it's time for us all to rally together and support him. We tried to capture a taste of Chris’s fervor for fashion in this hat. A small expense that 100% of proceeds will go directly to Chris's fund through Another Round Another Rally for support in his medical expenses and the needs of his young family. He will beat this, but all the love and support we can offer will give him daily reminders we are all with him. Let's show him what we do best, supporting each other when we need it the most.
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We have set up an automatic bundle discount so that when you add the I <3 Patino pin, it will only cost an additional $5 rather than $12!