The flagship gin in our line had to embody the Treaty Oak spirit. It had to taste like here. We bottle Waterloo No.9 Gin at 94 proof to maximize the botanicals that are vapor infused during the distilling process. While paying homage to traditional dry gins with ingredients like juniper, coriander and anise, Waterloo No.9 builds in Hill Country flavor with pecans, lavender and grapefruit zest all harvested in Texas.
The result is a blend of science and art, a confluence of gin culture and terroir—the crisp, clear representation of Treaty Oak’s constant purposeful experimentation and pursuit of the curious.
Treaty Oak Distillery is named after the famous 500-year old tree in Austin, under which Stephen F. Austin signed agreements defining the borders of Texas. Our gins are called Waterloo, after the original name of Austin. We moved to Dripping Springs, a place with a rich history of gatherings and shared perspectives.
In 2016, Daniel headed the expansion of Treaty Oak by moving to the 28-acre property in Dripping Springs, Texas, that is now open to the public for food and beverage service, as well live music, a ground breaking Cocktail Lab, and room for the ever expanding whiskey and gin production.