About Corsair Oatrage Whiskey
The story behind Corsair Distillery is a story of a long-lasting childhood friendship. Darek Bell and Andrew Webber began homebrewing beer and wine in Darek's garage, but soon realized that it would actually be more fun to make whiskey. After intensely studying distilleries and spirits, the pair opened the doors to Corsair Distillery in 2008 in Bowling Green, Kentucky and this is how Nashville got its first craft distillery since prohibition. International awards and publications came flooding in soon after with magazines such as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate, the Atlantic and Time Out New York praising Corsair spirits. Corsair Distillery was named the 2013 Craft Distillery of the Year and 2013 Innovator of the Year by Whisky Magazine.
Never ones to make whiskey like everyone else, their oat whiskey is no plain oat dram. Rather, it's oat-rageous as they call it. Darek Bell crafted a mash bill of malted oats, coffee malt, which is typically used for beer brewing, and 6-row barley. Distilled twice and aged for several months in new charred oak, it's bottled at 100 proof. Oat-rageously balanced, expect plenty of sweet notes, kept in check by the savory and rustic notes. Enjoy this rich and dynamic whiskey on its own or in a whiskey sour with a twist.
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"I'm an avid whiskey lover," says Darek Bell, master distiller at Corsair Artisan Distillery in Kentucky, "but I do think whiskey could be better. Different. More interesting. More imaginative." Bell, a graduate of the Bruichladdich Distilling Academy in Islay, Scotland, is a mad scientist and notoriously experimental distiller. Since opening its doors in 2009, Corsair Artisan Distillery has received numerous accolades and awards, including being named the 2013 Craft Distillery of the Year and 2013 Innovator of the Year by "Whisky Magazine".
"When you look at the palette the distilling world uses, the paints typically consist of corn, rye, wheat and malted barley," explains Bell, a former homebrewer. "Contrast that to craft brewing, where brewers use dozens of malts and adjuncts. With distilling, I think like a brewer: the better the ingredients you put into the whiskey, the better it will be."
About American Whiskey
There are two main representatives of the American whiskey family, bourbon, and rye, but some other spirits don't fall into those two strictly regulated categories.
There's equally strictly regulated American single malt, made from 100% malted barley, Tennessee whiskey, essentially bourbon filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new charred oak barrels.
And then there's moonshine, a high proof (150- 170 proof) distilled spirit mainly made out of corn which gained popularity during the prohibition.
Check out our impressive selection of American single malts, or find your new favorite in our rich whisk(e)y selection, and get familiarized with what the world has to offer.