About Waterloo Antique Gin
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. Their gins are called Waterloo, after the original name of Austin. They moved to Dripping Springs, a place with a rich history of gatherings and shared perspectives.
Waterloo gin pours together limestone-fed springs and local botanicals in a bouquet of Hill Country flavors. At Treaty Oak distillery they harvest botanicals unique to the Texas Hill country and arrange them in basket in the still column. This vapor infusion technique allows the essence of each ingredient to find an even brighter expression in the resulting spirit.
Building on centuries of tradition, Waterloo Antique gin is aged in medium-char, white oak barrels to create body and complexity of flavor and a robust mouth-feel unusual in gin. It has rich woody vanilla notes with the botanical backbone of a gin Already botanically hearty, Waterloo gin is aged for 18 to 24 months, allowing the interaction between wood and spirits to create richer, deeper flavors and aromas, engaging the palate in a long conversation about taste and expectations.
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According to Winston Churchill, "The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives and minds than all the doctors in the Empire," referring to the British officers using it to treat malaria in India.
Initially made for medicinal purposes, gin gets most of its flavor from the juniper berries added after the distillation process. It sure has come a long way from the Middle Ages, with the introduction of new botanicals, fruits, and spices, bringing it closer to people of all flavor varieties.
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