Though a lighter style American Whiskey, it is certainly not flabby. It is quite delicate on the nose, showing aromas of creme brulee, creme fresh and caramel corn, which turn to violets, leather, lemon, hibiscus and chamomile tea when given a few minutes in the glass.
On the palate, it is of medium weight with a pleasant balance of ethanol to viscosity and displays flavors of stone fruit, corn flakes, wildflower honey, and fresh baked bread with a slight sweetness. Cereal character continues through the medium length finish, with the sweetness slowly tapering off while exhibiting flavors of orange blossom, saltwater taffy and a slight pepperiness from the rye. Distillery Notes
For those of you not familiar with Leopold Bros., they are a Denver based micro-distillery run by brothers Scott and Todd Leopold. Scott has a background in brewing and distilling and his brother Todd was an environmental engineer, so weaving together their respective strengths and acumen they opened a brewpub that focused on organic ingredients and sustainable energy practices in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1999.
Their increasing passion for spirits drove them to relocate to Denver in 2008, discontinue brewing and open a micro-distillery, which it certainly is given that all of their spirits are distilled in a 40 gallon copper still that has a footprint of similar size to your kitchen refrigerator. Each batch yields 108-300 bottles and all are hand numbered with ingredients sourced locally whenever possible. If you are not yet acquainted with their other offerings, such as their gin and absinthe, they are certainly worth seeking out.
Leopold Bros American Small Batch Whiskey
- Brand: Leopold Bros.
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 4
- SKU #: 120236