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Leopold Bros. is an independently owned distillery founded by brothers Todd and Scott Leopold. Founded in 1999 in An Arbor, MI, in the mid-2000s, Todd and Scott relocated Leopold Bros. operations from Michigan to their home state of Colorado to focus solely on distilling; they built their own distillery in 2014. They use only the highest quality ingredients from family farms and orchards like the rye fields located only twenty-five miles north of their distillery, the barley growing in Colorado's San Luis Valley, the Palisade peaches on Colorado's Western Slope, and more.
In the 18th century, the Royal Navy rationed "proof spirits", later dubbed "navy strength", for their ships' crews. These spirits with ABVs exceeding 55%, were stored alongside gunpowder, and were intentionally kept at a higher proof to protect the powder from damage should the spirit leak from their barrels, and drench the munitions.
Once fermentation of the house-made spirit is complete, each ingredient is distilled individually. This practice expresses the character of each distinctive profile to create a commanding, aromatic 57% ABV gin honoring its maritime tradition.
First release: 2012
57% ABV / 114 Proof
Gold Medal (92 Points), Beverage Tasting Institute
Winner - Good Food Awards