Phillip Dormont – Treaty Oak Distilling – Dripping Springs, Texas

In this episode I get to sit down with Phillip Dormont, Director of Product Development for Treaty Oak Distilling.

We do our interview from Pedernales Cellars in Stonewall, Texas. I caught him right after he got back from a long(ish) vacation because at the time they distilling because of the pandemic(they had switched over to making hand sanitizer). Phillip runs the whole development program at Treaty Oak and we talk in depth about what they offer. They are:

  • Treaty Oak Red Handed Bourbon, Treaty Oak Ghost Hill Texas Bourbon, Treaty Oak Schenley Reserve Rye
  • Treaty Oak Old Fashioned Cocktail
  • Waterloo Old Yaupon Gin, Waterloo No. 9 Gin, Waterloo Antique Gin

New products coming: The Day Drinker, Gin and Tonic(and citrus version RTD (ready to drink world), Navy Strength Gin

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He was born and raised in Dripping Springs(and now lives back in Dripping Springs) and has roamed from North Carolina to Nashville. It was in North Carolina that he started making moonshine with a friend and that leads him to why it made a perfect fit at Treaty Oak.

A great takeaway from this interview is a discussion of the history of whiskey and what makes bourbons, ryes, and what sets Treaty Oak Distilling apart.

See my chat with Scott Fogle from Alice’s Restaurant here:

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