We use two different varieties of cranberries grown primarily in famous cranberry bogs when making the award-winning Leopold Bros. New England Cranberry Liqueur. We juice the cranberries and blend them with our eaux-de-vie. A small amount of sugar cane is added is balance out the tartness of the real cranberry flavor. To preserve the integrity of flavor and vibrant red color, we bottle our cranberry liqueur by hand.
Todd Leopold received his Diploma in Malting & Brewing from the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago in 1996. After graduation, he trained at the Doemens School in Munich, focusing on the production of lager beers. He has apprenticed at several breweries and distilleries throughout Europe.
Scott Leopold began his career in manufacturing after receiving a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, then a Masters in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. He spent the early part of his career engineering environmentally sustainable manufacturing processes for Fortune 500 companies, as well as designing wastewater treatment systems.
In 1999, Scott and Todd opened a brewery on Main Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan called Leopold Bros. It quickly became popular, and operations soon expanded to distilling, releasing their first spirits in 2001. They were well-known for their eco-brewing techniques, using organic ingredients and effective management of water and waste byproducts. In 2008, operations moved to Scott and Todd's home state of Colorado, where they continue to make Leopold Bros. spirits to this day.