02 Feb DAVID ALAN
David Alan joined the Patrón Spirits Company in 2015 as Manager of Trade Education & Mixology, after having spent nearly two decades in the hospitality industry. In 2007 he founded the Tipsy Texan consultancy, based in his hometown of Austin, TX, working with a number of high profile brands and projects around the United States, promoting his agenda of making the world a friendlier place for beverage alcohol! In 2008, David co-founded the Austin chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG), the first in Texas. And in 2013 he published his first book, Tipsy Texan: Spirits and Cocktails from the Lone Star State. He is also a regular on the speaking and festival circuit, and in his free time, he contributes to Texas Monthly and Edible Austin magazines. David resides in Austin with his longtime partner Joe and their appropriately named Malinois, Jigger.