The Iconic Spirits Blog

Colorado Craft Distillers, Part I

October 31, 2012

Tags: colorado craft distillers, leopold brothers, stranahan's, downslope distilling

There are now 40 craft distilleries in Colorado, compared with a handful only five years ago; the craft spirits scene is both vibrant and fascinating. This week and next week, Iíll capsule the highlights of my recent visit:

Leopold Brothers: This operation is run by (you guessed it) two guys named Leopold, who started as brewers in Ann Arbor before relocating to Colorado. Todd began his career making beer, and later went back to school to learn to be a distiller; Scott has a background as an environmental engineer, and is the public face of the small company. (more…)