Leopolds Small Batch Gin is made in Denver, Colorado. All bottles are hand-bottled, hand-labeled, and hand-numbered. Most Gin is produced by placing spirit in a potstill and adding the entire range of botanicals in the still before distilling the entire steep in one run. Not all botanicals (juniper, coriander, etc.) have the same boiling point, so when a distiller distills all the botanicals together, searching for the best juniper flavor, for example, he/she is overboiling the coriander. When botanicals are overboiled, tannin-like flavors are extracted, drying out the final Gin. Leopolds Small Batch Gin takes a different tack by placing each individual botanical in the still and distills them off separately. This method is used for all botanicals: Juniper, Orris Root, Cardamon, Coriander, and hand-zested Valencia Oranges and Pummelos. The result is a softer, brighter, and more approachable Gin.
Interesting info about Leopolds Gin:
In 2009 Wall Street Journal held a blind tasting of all available American Gins. Leopolds Gin was selected as their very favorite.
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|Tasting Notes:||Smooth, citrusy fresh with herbal notes in the finish|