Daniel Barnes founded Treaty Oaks Distilling in 2006 in Austin, Texas. He quickly made an impact in the local bar scene and expanded rapidly, delivering a range of Bourbons, Whiskies, and Waterloo Gin. In 2016 they expanded to a new facility on a 28-acre ranch in the small town of Dripping Springs, Texas — about ten miles west of Austin — with new, larger stills and storage rickhouse. In 2018 they became a part of Mahalo Spirits (Angel’s Envy) and RSVP Ventures’ expanding Spirits portfolio.
Treaty Oak Red Handed Rye 10 Year Old is a sourced Spirit from Schenley Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. This lively Spirit is a full ten years old with a mash bill that’s 53% rye, 39% corn, and 8% barley. It is cut to 100 proof (50% ABV) with local limestone-filtered water at Dripping Springs. Those stats are impressive, but the proof is in the dram. And this spicy sipper is an award-winner with a balanced profile of fresh peppers, autumn fruits, and caramel goodness.
Treaty Oak is named after a four hundred year-old tree in Austin. Stephen Fuller Austin was known as “The Father of Texas” and served as the first Secretary of State when Texas was an independent country. He signed the treaty establishing the official boundaries of Texas under that tree.