THE TEAM

THE TEAM

Patrick Halbert

PATRICK HALBERT


Patrick Halbert is the CEO and founder of OTR: On The Rocks Premium Cocktails. In addition to forming OTR, Halbert is the managing partner of Caris Ventures, a venture capital company focused on $1-10mm investments. Patrick also is the vice chairman of Halbert & associates, who owns Caris Life Sciences, an industry leader in molecular profiling.

Coming from a long line of entrepreneurs, Patrick began expanding his business experience by engaging in the healthcare industry, publishing, venture capital investing, hospitality, restaurants, real estate, and natural gas leases. Patrick is based out of Dallas, TX where he previously launched two successful restaurants and sold them to enter into the bottled cocktail industry. Patrick graduated with a business management degree from the AACSB accredited college of business administration at Abilene Christian University.

ROCCO MILANO


Rocco Milano is the COO and co-founder of OTR: On The Rocks Premium Cocktails, and personally helped shape the cocktail movement in Dallas with the revival of the bar program at The Mansion on Turtle Creek. During his time at Rosewood’s The Mansion on Turtle Creek, he was given creative freedom to push the envelope, and garnered much acclaim for reviving the bar menu with a return to classically mixed cocktails. In 2011, Milano left The Mansion to serve as the beverage director at PRIVATE|SOCIAL.

Given complete reign of the bar, Milano has built a program that includes innovative drinks crafted with house-made bitters, infused luxury spirits, fresh ingredients, cocktails on tap and a leading ice program. Within just six weeks of opening, milano’s cocktail lineup landed PRIVATE|SOCIAL on the dallas morning news’ list “Best in DFW: 10 Great Places to Lift a Glass.” In addition to heading the bar program at PRIVATE|SOCIAL, Milano has completed the level 1 coursework for the court of Master Sommeliers and serves as education director for the North Texas Chapter of the U.S. Bartenders Guild.

Rocco Milano
Rocco Milano

ROCCO MILANO


Rocco Milano is the COO and co-founder of OTR: On The Rocks Premium Cocktails, and personally helped shape the cocktail movement in Dallas with the revival of the bar program at The Mansion on Turtle Creek. During his time at The Mansion on Turtle Creek, he was given creative freedom to push the envelope, and garnered much acclaim for reviving the bar menu with a return to classically mixed cocktails. In 2011, Milano left The Mansion to serve as the beverage director at PRIVATE|SOCIAL.

Given complete reign of the bar, milano has built a program that includes innovative drinks crafted with house-made bitters, infused premium spirits, fresh ingredients, cocktails on tap and a leading ice program. Within just six weeks of opening, milano’s cocktail lineup landed PRIVATE|SOCIAL on the dallas morning news’ list “Best in DFW: 10 Great Places to Lift a Glass.” In addition to heading the bar program at PRIVATE|SOCIAL, Milano has completed the level 1 coursework for the court of Master Sommeliers and serves as education director for the North Texas Chapter of the U.S. Bartenders Guild.

Andrew Gill

ANDREW GILL


Andrew Gill joined OTR: On The Rocks Premium Cocktails in early 2015 after moving to Dallas from Austin, Texas. Soon after arriving, he had the opportunity to see the inner workings of Patrick and Roccos’ new venture and knew right away he had to be a part of it. Andrew and his wife Lindsey are thrilled to be a part of this exciting new venture and can’t wait to see where it takes them.

Andrew is a University of Texas at Austin alum with a background in construction management. As an avid traveler and cultural geographer, Andrew is passionate about diverse flavor combinations, which help to make OTR the standard for luxury craft cocktails.