Allison Patel

New York, NY

Allison Patel

New York, NY

Once upon a time, this whisky-loving woman wore a tutu & pointe shoes and danced with some pretty amazing dancers of that time. Now, she happily resides in the small town of New York City where she travels the world one glass of whisky at a time.

Founder of Brenne Whisky, a Single Malt hand made in Cognac, France. Her first expression, Estate Cask, is full of fruit-forward and floral notes thanks to its many years in new French Limousin oak barrels & ex-Cognac casks. Her second expression, BrenneTen, won "Best Single Malt" in the European category and "2nd Best Single Malt in the World" in the 2015 Wizards of Whisky competition and is due out Fall 2015.

She's been featured in a variety of great publications, including Forbes Magazine, Bloomberg, Edible Manhattan, Crain’s NY Business Review, CBS's SmartPlanet, ESPN, WSJ’s MarketWatch, Food & Wine Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Parade Magazine, Cigar & Spirits, Uncrate, SeirousEats, Wine Enthusiast, Heritage Radio, Whisky Advocate