Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Week 13: Leopold Bros [52 Whispers From The Muse]

Leopold Bros.

(batch 68)

Overall Rating: 4.0

Appearance: 4.0
Louche: 4.0
Aroma: 4.5
Flavor/Mouthfeel: 4.0
Finish: 3.5
Overall: 4.0


Style: Verte
ABV: 66%
Country: USA
Distillery: Leopold Bros.


Appearance: Out of the bottle it's a light green with a hint of yellowing. I've had this first bottle for a while and when compared to a new bottle it looks like it may have yellowed a bit in the clear glass bottle. Still quite clear and pretty though, nothing to complain about.
Louche: Slow but fulfilling to watch the thick trails form and swirl. I'm going to have to try this in the Slipstream.
Aroma: This is a room filler. I love room fillers. As the bottle is opened the aroma spreads out sharp and fresh and seduces you with Anise and Citrus. I love being seduced.
Flavor/Mouthfeel: Very fresh and a bit spicy with a solid Wormwood mintiness behind a bold Anise along with a hint of Coriander? Thick and full without being milky.
Finish: The Anise hangs for a while with a slight, pleasant numbness and a tad of bitterness. I expected a longer finish based on the bold aroma.
Overall: This is another beautiful Absinthe from here in the States that I often seem to overlook. It's readily available in a store by my old job where I often pick up most of my other spirits. It's price is right and I should slot it in in my regular rotation of casual drinking brands.

The bottle reviewed was batch 68 (my new bottle that I used for the pictures is batch 88 since 68 only had one dose left) and, as far as I can tell from what others have said, it just got better and better from the earlier batches. I didn't have the privilege of trying earlier batches but I would have loved to track it as they improved. There is definitely a lot of love that goes into this brand. I did have their New York Apple Whiskey once in Boston which was nice (despite my general loathing for flavored whiskies), I feel like I have to try more of their products.