Wine Enthusiast 89 points - A good local alternative for peaty Scotch-lovers, made with a unique blend of three batches of whiskeys smoked with cherry wood, beech wood and peat. Given some time to open up, a waft of smoke mingles with the fruity, malty scent. On the palate, the smoke really builds, but manages to hit the brakes before it overwhelms everything, fading into a burnt-orange, caramel finish. Pair with aged cheeses.
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.
|(80º) Made from three different types of smoked barley; one smoked with cherrywood, the other smoked with peat and the third
smoked with beechwood, this single malt was pot distilled and then barreled in new charred oak barrels.
|Excellent mixed or served neat.