The botanicals used for the Artisan Gin are an unusual mix of traditional and non-traditional aromatics, including juniper,
coriander, citrus peels and hyssop. While juniper is the defining element it is balanced by aromas of garden-fresh citrus and
complex floral notes. A bright, fresh gin with a crisp and exceptionally smooth finish
Corsair Artisan Distillery specializes in producing hand-crafted, small production, premium spirits. Using traditional copper pot
stills, owners Andrew Webber and Darek Bell produce a few cases from each batch. This labor-intensive and costly approach
is a throwback to a time when master blenders, not machines created taste and flavor.
Within months of opening their first distillery in Bowling Green, KY, Corsair Artisan Gin was awarded a Gold Medal at the
prestigious San Francisco Spirit Competition. The distillery continues to garner awards and a second distillery was opened in
2010 in Nashville. Mavericks at heart, Andrew and Darek blend innovative techniques with traditional distillation methods to
create unique, artisanal spirits of distinction.
|(92º) Corsair Artisan Gin is one of the few remaining gins produced using a gin-head (otherwise known as a carter head or
vapor basket). With this method, the flavors and essential oils of the gin's sustainably grown botanicals are gently extracted
using vapor; this yields less bitterness than maceration and results in a more aromatic, cleaner tasting gin.