Wine Enthusiast 90 points - The name says it all: it’s bright and energetic, leaning toward riotous. The complex aroma includes apricots and lemon peel mingled with sarsaparilla, honey, and vanilla. On the palate, vanilla dominates, sparked with baking spices, black pepper and a creamy, citrusy note. It’s a little hot straight up, but would be dynamite in a Sazerac or other cocktail.
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.