Leopold Bros. Michigan Cherry Whiskey
Leopold Bros. // Colorado, USA
Leopold Bros Distillery revives the pre-Prohibition practice of sweetening whiskey by adding small amounts of fruit juices before maturing it. This whiskey is blended with the juice of Montmorency tart cherries from Michigan and then aged in ex-bourbon barrels. It was first released in 2013 and bottled at 80 proof.
Flavored WhiskeyWhiskey flavored with natural or artificial flavors and labeled with the (pre)dominant flavor(s). Can be made either with or without the addition of sugar. Bottled at 30% ABV or higher.
Cask Typefinished in used bourbon
"Deep crimson in color, almost like a pinot noir with a sweet-pie cherry nose. Tart initially giving way to the same sweet-pie cherry mid-palate. Lingering earthy finish with notes of vanilla and spice. (Would be great in a dessert cocktail or even poured over ice cream.)"