About Us

Treaty Oak Distilling is named for the majestic 500-year-old oak where Stephen F. Austin signed a border agreement in the 1830s, and it symbolizes the strength and longevity of our products.

The Brewery & Distillery

No matter what we make, two things are consistent: we meticulously select the best ingredients for our products, and we adhere to stringent aging processes and distilling methods to ensure a high-quality finished product. Our spirits are born of science and experience, created in custom made pot and column stills with our own unique distillation process. We continually test new recipes and try new processes to create amazing spirits that we think you’ll love.

Our facilities are located on 30-acres in Dripping Springs and feature a state-of-the-art distillery capable of increasing production, allowing us to continue to expand nationally. Our new home is also a food and beverage destination, including a tasting room, gift shop and restaurant. Come out for delicious bites and sips, as well as fun educational sessions, tours and events.

Daniel Barnes

Founder, Treaty Oak Distilling Co.

Founder of Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling, Daniel Barnes grew up in West Texas with parents who owned a restaurant and motel, The Navaho Inn. Inspired by their work ethic, Barnes chose to follow suit and become an entrepreneur.

During the late 1990’s, Barnes worked his way through attendance at the University of Texas in Austin with a variety of jobs in the hospitality industry. While working at the Four Seasons in downtown Austin, he received his sommelier training.

In his free time, he worked on home brewing and developed an interest in distilling spirits, noticing there were virtually no distilleries in Texas. Around 2004, he started the long process of regulatory research and development to become a licensed distiller, while also working on the skills needed to create enjoyable spirits from scratch. With his entrepreneurial spirit, Treaty Oak Distilling was born.