Leopold Brothers Distillers Night at Star Bar

Friday Jan. 27th at 6:00, meet Todd Leopold, head distiller. Denver’s very own Leopold Brothers Distillers is racking up quite an impressive protfolio of craft made spirits.  All based on one simple platform: quality has to come first. Nine different versions of liqueurs make up the foundation of that portfolio.  They can stand on their […]

It’s The Hooch Life(style)

It’s been a busy fall/winter.  It feels like a whirlwind blew through Denver since even before GABF and the Mad Hatter’s Wonderland has begun.  That may also be due to the numerous cocktails I’ve consumed.  And it’s just the beginning. On Repeal Day, December 5th, The Hooch Life launched, a national online booze and cocktail publication.  While […]

Leopold Brothers – Part 2

Continued from Leopold Brothers – Part 1 After fermentation, the washes and fruit musts are transferred to the stripping still for primary distillation. The day we were there a whiskey wash was cooling down after being run in the still. The wash is not lautered, and grain and all is sent to the pot. Again, […]

Leopold Brothers – Part 1

Recently, a few of us had a chance to take a very in depth tour of the Leopold Brothers distillery in north Denver. It was amazing and a real eye-opener. Full disclosure: I hadn’t given Leopold Brothers a whole lot of thought before the tour. I was, of course, aware of them, and knew the […]

What’s the oldest active distillery in Colorado?

It’s a harder question to answer  than you might think.  We see the likes of Spring44 and American Harvest trying to penetrate the spirits market in Denver.  We see Todd Leopold moving his distillery from Michigan to Colorado and saying this is his end-game.  We see Peak Spirits working within the organic spirits market as […]

Spring 44 Launches Product in Denver at Euclid Hall

On Tuesday, June 19th, Spring 44 (one of Sean Kenyon’s consulting projects) launched in the Denver market at Euclid Hall. And I’ll admit, I was apprehensive.  Last time Euclid Hall launched a product, it was American Harvest.  And at the Harvest launch, it felt like the old Martini Ranch has resurrected itself–complete with the skinny […]