A traditional Gin with a Texas twist of pecan that rolls in nicely for an earthy note.
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 Oaks distillery likes to tinker and invent. And when they came out with their flagship Waterloo Gin No. 9, they started with a rather straight forward set of botanical infusions. Things like lavender, ginger, coriander, anise, licorice root, lemon, and grapefruit along with the necessary pop of fresh juniper. But it wasn’t enough to source all these ingredients locally. They took it one step further by incorporating pecan — practically the official state nut of Texas. Pecans in Gin… we’ve never seen or tasted anything like it. And it works.
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.