Joseph Castillo

Treaty Oak Distilling


I have been in the industry for 10 years and started my career in Bourbon working for the late Lincoln Henderson and his son Wes Henderson. As their Whiskey Guardian for 2 years we launched Angels Envy in Austin TX. This was one of the most memorable experiences in my career, as Lincoln had been a master distiller for over 45 year and taught me the ins and outs to making Bourbon. 

In 2011 I took a promotion with Sazerac as the Central-South Texas Market Manager, to launch a brand called "Fireball", Buffalo Trace and Buffalo Trace Distilleries Great Bourbons.

After 3 years of working in the corporate market, I decided to make the best move of my career to Treaty Oak Brewing and Distilling as their VP of Sales. Working with Daniel Barnes and the Treaty Oak team has been an amazing experience and I have learned the business from the ground up. 

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.

As our new Treaty Oak Experimental Bourbon Whiskey hits the market in 2016, it will become our flagship along with our Waterloo Gins. We are excited for the future of TX bourbon and look forward to sharing our craft creations.