"I've always been fascinated about the story American Whiskey has to tell and how its pioneers created the traditions we know today. In the summer of 2010 I was particularly inspired to experiment with charcoal mellowing, a tradition born in the Appalachian region."

- Todd Leopold, Master Distiller

This October we're throwing open the doors of the distillery to welcome you to celebrate our 20th Anniversary as one of the country's premier craft distilleries.  As a thank you from our family, we're offering for one-time only, a very special release whiskey. 

Nine years ago, Todd Leopold charred sugar maple chips, and added them to a twice distilled whiskey of 58% corn, 23% malted barley, and 19% rye grain.  After soaking the chips in this whiskey for months, he filtered the spirit through a non-dyed, virgin wool blanket in the enduring practice of the Appalachian region.  The whiskey was then placed into 53-gallon American Oak Char No. 3 barrels to rest. 

Now this 57.3% ABV cask-strength whiskey bearing soft smoky notes and a subtle stone fruit finish is ready to be enjoyed.


We can't wait to for you to have it.


Due to extremely limited quantities, bottles will be made available by way of a lottery.  Please review our details below. 


This limited whiskey will not be available for purchase anywhere outside the Leopold Bros. distillery. 

October 1st

Our online lottery opens. Complete the entry form below to enter for your chance to purchase this one-time only release.

October 13th

Our online lottery closes at 11:59PM MST.

October 14th

Lottery winners notified with confirmation code and instructions.

October 19th

Lottery winners can purchase their special release bottle of Rare Stock Whiskey from 12-6PM at the Leopold Bros. 20th Anniversary Open House Party at the distillery in Denver.

Terms & Conditions:

One entry per person online.

Shop at the Leopold Bros. distillery anytime between October 1st-13th, and receive an extra entry for every bottle purchased within that timeframe.

All entrants must be age 21+.

Winners will be drawn at random.

Lottery winners must pick up their bottle Rare Stock Whiskey on Saturday, October 19th from 12-6PM at the Leopold Bros. distillery.

We cannot ship bottles to lottery winners or designated parties.  We cannot hold bottles past October 19th.

If the lottery winner is unable to pick up in person on the 19th, they may designate an alternate person to pick up their bottle that day.

Bottle must be paid for upon pick up at the distillery regardless if it is picked up by lottery winner or their designated alternate. 

Bottle price is $125.00 (sales tax not included).