Waterloo Texas-Style Gin
Treaty Oak Distilling // Texas, USA
Treaty Oak Distilling derives its name from a 500 year-old oak tree where the founder of Texas, Stephen F. Austin, signed a border agreement in 1830. Waterloo uses locally sourced ingredients like lavender and pecans among the more traditional botanicals to make their gin. This is bottled at 94 proof.
Modern GinAlso has been referred to as "Contemporary", "New Western", "New Wave", and "New American". This style is not legally defined. In general, this category of gin, while it does contain juniper, places less of an emphasis on this botanical. Other botanicals not classically used in London Dry gins are often utilized and often highlight botanicals grown in the region the gin is produced. Most produced as either London Dry or Distilled Gins.
"The nose is artificial lemon scent, raw alcohol, and a lasting aroma of melting rubber. The palate is juicy and starts with a big chemical note, nearly brown lemons, whole coriander, and waxy raw nuts. There are also some bitter herbs at the open and at the finish. Make this a component of a complex Negroni recipe."