Full Review

Treaty Oak

Treaty Oak
Old Yaupon Waterloo Gin

Category: Old Tom Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 45%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29.99

Treaty Oak
Old Yaupon Waterloo Gin

Category: Old Tom Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 45%
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of hot rubber, grilled lime leaf, clove, galangal, rooibos, citronella, and cinnamon smoke with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a swift finish revealing elements of grilled pineapple finish. Interesting exotic flavors make this gin a unique cocktail component.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: hot rubber, grilled lime leaf, clove, galangal, rooibos, citronella, and cinnamon smoke
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of grilled pineapple
Smoothness Smoothness: Hot
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Gin Martini, Gimlet, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Interesting exotic flavors make this gin a unique cocktail component.

The Producer

Treaty Oak Distilling Co.

The Producer
16604 Fitzhugh Rd
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
USA
1 512-413-6989

Old Tom Gin

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Serve in a Rocks Glass
Old Tom Gin is the last remaining example of the original lightly sweetened gins that were so popular in 18th-century England. The name comes from what may be the first example of a beverage vending machine. In the 1700s some pubs in England would have a wooden plaque shaped like a black cat (an "Old Tom") mounted on the outside wall. Thirsty passersby would deposit a penny in the cat’s mouth and place their lips around a small tube between the cat’s paws. The bartender inside would then pour a shot of Gin through the tube and into the customer’s waiting mouth. Until fairly recently limited quantities of Old Tom-style Gin were still being made by a few British distillers, but they were, at best, curiosity items.