Treaty Oak’s signature Gin barrel-aged to bring out the pecan notes.
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.
Waterloo Antique Gin starts off as their signature Gin No. 9. But they barrel age it like Whiskey for 18 to 24 months in new, #3 char barrels resting in the temperamental climate of the Texas Hill Country. And while you might have had a Barrel Aged Gin before, the core Spirit is infused with pecans, and that flavor component really develops and grows deeper in those white oak casks. The resulting Spirit is bottled at 47% ABV and makes for a sipping Gin that both a Cowboy and a Haberdasher can love.
When most of us think of “Waterloo” we think of one of two things: a hit 1980s-era pop song by the ABBA; or the decisive battle where The Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon in 1815. But turns out Waterloo was the original name of Austin, Texas — which now makes sense.