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Treaty Oak Distilling
Treaty Oak is one of the few local distilleries that actually produces a few different spirits—they do bourbon, rye, and gin. The first thing you’ll notice when you enter is the sheer size of the place. It’s wide enough to throw a football across (with plenty of room to spare), has a huge stage for live music, and large oak trees for ample shade on the 28-acre ranch. Try a flight if you want to get a sampling of their many spirits, or check out a cocktail like the Basil Blossom made with their gin, blossom syrup, grapefruit juice, and salt. When you want something more substantial to eat than some chips, their on-premises restaurant, Alice’s, has a stacked lineup of smoked meats and sides.