Leopold Bros. Absinthe Verte
Good to Know: Bottles may contain natural botanical sediment. To disperse sediment, simply turn bottle upside down 1-2 times before opening.
Leopold Bros. is an independently owned distillery founded by brothers Todd and Scott Leopold. On October 8th 1999, Todd and Scott opened a microbrewery called Leopold Bros. in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The brewery and its adjoining taproom quickly became popular for its array of beers, live music, board games, and inviting atmosphere. Above all else, the brewery was well-known for its eco-brewing techniques, organic ingredients, and effective management of water and waste byproducts - the first of its kind in the region. It was not long before the brothers acquired a distilling license in addition to a brewing license. They began making spirits to serve at the brewery starting in 2001.
In the mid-2000s, Todd and Scott relocated Leopold Bros. operations from Michigan to their home state of Colorado to focus solely on distilling. Several years later, Todd and Scott purchased four acres of nearby land to build out their ideal distillery, including systems to create a zero-waste facility by recycling water, composting, and other methods. In addition a larger space to accommodate all their fermenters and stills, the site would also be home to Colorado's first distillery malting floor and kiln, as well as a dunnage-style barrelhouse, a tasting room, and education center. The Leopold Bros. distillery as it stands today opened in 2014.
Enjoyed for hundreds of years in Europe as a restorative and cure for many types of maladies, Absinthe reached its peak popularity in late 19th and early 20th century Parisian bars and cafés where it was a favorite of Hemingway, Joyce, Van Gogh and Picasso. Similar to Gin, Absinthe is a neutral, high proof spirit (110 to 144) infused with a variety of herbs and botanicals. These typically include green anise, sweet fennel and grand wormwood. Absinthe is most often light green in color but can also be clear.