Don’t be surprised if this cherry Whiskey becomes your summertime fling.
Leopold Bros. was founded by Todd and Scott Leopold in 1999. Todd has degrees in Malting and Brewing and Scott has his degrees in Economics and Industrial Engineering. These two brothers have since done the sensible thing and founded a distillery — first in Michigan, then moving everything back to their home state of Colorado. Their core line-up today is winning lots of awards and consists of Gins, Whiskies, Vodka, Aperitifs, an Absinthe Vert, and a few other tidbits.
One of the unique things that they do at Leopold Bros. is bringing back old styles of Whiskey. Before prohibition, it was fairly common to flavor Whiskey in the barrel as it aged with fruit juice and spices. It’s a little like what we call a pre-made cocktail today. They make five of them, but today we are talking about Leopold Bros Michigan Cherry Whiskey. It starts with their core American Whiskey — a mash of corn and rye aged in oak. Then they add a bit of tart Montmorency cherry juice from Michigan to marry with the Whiskey. The flavor is bright and lightly sweet — almost Manhattan-like — with a rich burgundy color.
What does Leopold Bros Michigan Cherry Flavored Whiskey taste like?
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This was really sweet and thick- reminded me of cough syrup. If you're looking for a mixer, this would work. If you're looking for a sipper, this isn't your best option. There are some great cherry whiskey makers in Michigan and would be worth trying instead of this.
This is a cordial, not a whiskey. It should not be classified and sold as a whiskey. That said, as a mixer, say as a replacement for vermouth in a Rob Roy or Manhattan, or instaed of simple syrup in an Old Fashioned... Quite drinkable.
I love cherry, but straight this is a little much. I mix it with Sprite or 7 up.
I liked the whiskey but not the cherry taste. Too much of cherry.
The whiskey was good , it had nice taste but the cherry was much. Tone it back 2/3 so there is lighter taste of cherry.
This was a good mixer with Coke or Dr. Pepper. Terrific cherry flavor.
At first I found myself disappointed with this buy. I didn't find it very drinkable. It tasted pretty much like cough syrup and had a weird nose. After I while though I have come to enjoy it more. It is a good change of pace and solid summer sipper. It is a little too heavy on the cherry.
While it is tasty, even when mixed with cola, for a kind of cherry-coke, it was still too much overpowering cherry flavor. Didn't try it in coffee because I couldn't imagine how strong it would taste when warm! Not a fav of mine, but glad I tried it.
Very overbearing cherry by itself was similar to high dollar cough syrup, might be better as a mix
very cherry tasting..sweet but just enough to make you enjoy it. Nice warmed up for after dinner drink and good in coffee.
Unbalanced, starts and ends with a unsatisfying fulfillment, they may have tried to cram too many flavors together as their is little to no balance. I’m so disappointed.
I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. I was worried it would be too sweet, but it it was a lovely balance of sweet with tart. I ended up mixing mine with ginger ale and it tasted like the ginger ale that is released around the holidays that has cranberry added.
Wanted to like this but just couldn’t. Best experience with this is burying it in another drink.
Chilled is the way to go with this. I put mine in the freezer. However, it doesn't take away from the overwhelming tart taste of the cherries. It over powers all the other flavors. I would imagine this would be better in some type of mixed drink, rather than drank straight.
It’s very sweet but it is wonderful with ice. Tommy Likey
If u like cherry flavored medicine, THIS is the drink for you. Tried it neat, on the rocks, Frozen, and mixed and nothing made this drink taste good. Would not purchase again nor would I recommend
Too sweet for my whiskey taste.
Excellent cherry balance... Great as a post dinner drink...
A little sweet for me. Goes good with some type of mix.
One of the worst I have ever tasted. If you like cherry flavored NyQuil, then this is the flavor for you. I guess i should have known, but my thought was it would have a hint of cherry. It did not, it had all the cherries and then added whiskey
A great cherry flavor, and not medicinal like most cherry products. Sweet, but easy drinking straight or on the rocks! Would definitely purchase again.
I love the cherry flavour, but this one is way too much. Too sweet for my taste. Fits well into something like whiskey ginger, but not great by itself. Would not buy another.
This is really wonderful! Cherries and vanilla, with a little sparkling water! Love it!
The cherry was overwhelming out of the gate. Too thick, too sweet. I tried my hardest to find anything whiskey in this but it just wasn't there. After a couple drinks it left me with a severe headache unfortunately. I tried hard to like it but just wasn't to be. I'll be experimenting with it to see if we can come up with an interesting mixed drink.
Excellent to sip! Very flavorful. Will definitely buy again.
Well it was very flavorful..
Had a hard kick...but ok.
Really had to learn how to drink it.
In the end learned to love it
7 out of 10 star$$
When I opened the bottle, I could smell the cherry right away. Smelled very good. Tasted good as well, but it seemed a bit like a mash of cherry Hi-C fruit juice & whiskey blended together. Very sticky, as I handled the bottle during the pour and it ran down the neck of the bottle. I had a little headache, probably from the sugar, after a few glasses. It cured my curiosity. I won't be buying another.
This isn't grandma's cherry juice. While the drink is a little sweet at the start, the bold cherry flavor with a true, tart cherry finish, will make you glad you ordered it. Sip and enjoy.
Sweet, but with a kick. Definitely just for sipping in small quantities. Nice tart finish.
Excellent sipping drink. Full cherry flavor finish.
Much better than I expected. Very good.
Very sweet, very smooth. A little too sweet/syrupy for my taste, but definitely has a good cherry flavor.
A little sweet for my taste, but good
Very sweet yet it has a great aftertaste! Leaves the back of the mouth warm and numb! I'd definitely buy it again.
Very smooth, initially rather sweet, but finishes with a somewhat tart cherry. While I agree in part with some of the "liqueur" comments, I didn't feel it was a semi-thick consistency.
Great for sipping in front of the fire and a delightful change of pace. I enjoyed this so much that I've just ordered 3 additional bottles!
So smooth that you will hardly know you're drinking whiskey. A rich, semi-thick consistency like a liqueur. Very sweet and with a soft cherry flavor. I joined Flaviar specifically so I could order more and get the discount/free-shipping on this whiskey.
Very smooth, no doubt you can taste the cherry, with a very full body that’ll coat your mouth. However, in my opinion, I would almost consider this more of a liqueur or after dinner dessert drink similar to a Port, in case you are thinking it to be more like a traditional whiskey.
This drinks more likes liqueur than s whiskey. It’s very sweet. The cherry is the driving flavor here. That being said it is very tasty with a fresh cherry flavor. In fact the bottle requires refrigeration after opening to maintain freshest flavor. The bottle also informs that peak flavor declines after 6 months so plan to drink accordingly. If you like cherry flavor I would highly recommend this. It’s probably a great cocktail mixing ingredient. If you want to add cherry flavor and sweetness to any drink this is the one to use.
As a cherry lover I felt the flavor was spot on! Recommend not drinking itmon the rocks.
No one could say its not cherry(y)
Amazing! Love the taste!
Great flavor profile and easy on the pallet
Shared it with my family while camping. Everyone loved it. Suggested I get more to use as cough medicine instead of OTC stuff that doesn't work any way. Yummy!
I loved this ! The cherry flavor came through with a sweet tart taste. Will definitely purchase this again.
Smooth and definitely tasty... The one that easily gets the job done.
It was a bit sweeter than I thought it might be, but I soon started craving it. More please!
I was so worried that this would be too sweet and too artificial, but I was so pleasantly surprised! the tartness of the cherry compliments the whiskey so well, and it's way too easy to drink.
I thought it was a little bitter, all in all, not all that bad.
Delicious and sweet
The cherry flavor is so sweet and pronounced that it goes down so smooth. Don't be surprised if you order it more than once.
Definitely a deep cherry flavor. The sweetness comes through. I prefer more sweetness, though.
So smooth nice deep cheery flavor! This whiskey can get you in trouble if your not careful
For 80 proof the flavor and sweetness is incredible. Absolutely great flavor!
Great balance between sweet and tart. A little on the sweeter side but very enjoyable on the rocks.