Recreating a Lost American Whiskey

Published Apr 07 2021 at 8:58 AM GMT
  • I was attending a distilling conference in Louisville, Kentucky, in the spring of 2015 when I got a message from Todd Leopold, half of the Denver-based Leopold Bros and one of the more reclusive and accomplished craft distillers in the nation.
  • We met early the next morning in the ornate lobby of the historic Brown Hotel.
  • While awaiting our omelets, he pulled out his laptop, opened it, and swiveled it around to face me.
  • On the screen was some sort of schematic diagram, showing inflow and outflow pipes and other inscrutable whatnot.
  • I had no earthly idea what he was talking about, but the triumphant tone in his voice suggested that I should pay attention.


  • Published Apr 7, 2021 8:58 AM GMT