CORSAIR WINS “AMERICAN CRAFT DISTILLERY OF THE YEAR,” “AMERICAN WHISKY OF THE YEAR,” AND FOUR MEDALS IN THE WIZARDS OF WHISKY AWARDS – American Whiskey News
CORSAIR WINS “AMERICAN CRAFT DISTILLERY OF THE YEAR,” “AMERICAN WHISKY OF THE YEAR,” AND FOUR MEDALS IN THE WIZARDS OF WHISKY AWARDS.
Corsair crushed it this weekend at the Wizards of Whisky awards, winning “American Craft Distillery of the Year,” and a host of other medals and awards. This follows Corsair’s big 2013 win of “Craft Distiller of the Year” from Whiskey Magazine. Other notable awards included “American Whisky of the Year” and “American Grain Other Whisky of the Year” for Corsair Nashville Bourbon.
Saturday, January 25th, was Corsair’s 6 year anniversary, and this is the best anniversary/birthday present they could have received.
REGIONAL WINNERS: US CRAFT DISTILLERS
American Craft Distiller of the Year: Corsair
American Whiskey of the Year: Corsair Nashville Bourbon
American Other Grain of the Year: Corsair Nashville Bourbon
Corsair Nashville Bourbon
Corsair Triple Smoke
“We are a small distillery, but we have big dreams. Our goal from day one has been to distill the best whiskey in the world, and Wizards of Whisky has been a great competition to be part of,” said Darek Bell.
Distillery owners Darek Bell, Andrew Webber, and Amy Lee Bell are thrilled. The American craft whiskey field has gotten incredibly competitive, with 500 new distilleries launching this year according to the American Distilling Institute’s president Bill Owens, making this win even sweeter for 6 year old Corsair. Winning against so many competitors is a real honor for the owners.
“It is exciting to compete in the International competitions, and compete with the best whiskeys in the world in front of top International judges and whiskey experts,” said cofounder Andrew Webber. Wizards of Whisky is the brainchild of whisky author, judge, and expert Dominic Roskrow.
2014 has started off with a bang for Corsair. Corsair Quinoa whiskey won an “Innovator of the Year” award for Whisky Magazine, the second innovator award for Corsair Distillery.
Corsair does not source its whiskey from large distillers, but hand distills each batch in small pot stills.
Since its inception 6 years ago, Corsair has won 74 medals and awards at international spirits competitions. Publications and media outlets such as The New York Times, Food and Wine, The Atlantic, Saveur, Tastings, Chilled, Imbibe, Beverage Industry, Beverage World, In The Mix, Whisky Magazine, Time Out New York, Garden and Gun, Whisky Advocate, Southern Living, Details, Men’s Health, Esquire, Wine Enthusiast, CBS News, Food Republic, and Maxim have featured and praised Corsair’s spirits and Corsair Distillery as a whole.