Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Accolades Keep Coming for Corsair

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 8:40 AM

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We can say "we knew them when..." The brilliant mad scientists at Corsair Artisan Distillery continue to garner recognition and acclaim from the national spirits community. They were recently the subject of a "Whiskeys on the Wild Side" article in Wine Spectator magazine, which featured their Triple Smoke along with some other wacky experimental whiskeys.

But where they really shined was at the recent American Distilling Institute awards, where they took home the most awards of any producer — 16, if you count the "Best of Class" award for their Grainiac 9 Grain Bourbon. Most of the awards Corsair won are for products that aren't in general release, but many of the recipes are included in Darek Bell's book, "Alt Whiskeys."

Consider these esoteric whiskeys to be like a cross between a home brewer and a laboratory experiment. The ADI recognized that Corsair is taking some genuinely innovative approaches to the production of spirits, and we can expect to benefit from their ingenuity in the form of future commercial products from Corsair. I don't know about you, but I can't wait!

See the complete list of Corsair's ADI awards after the jump, and drop by to congratulate them.

Best of Class

*Artisan Distilled Whiskey*

• Corsair Artisan Distillery - Grainiac 9 Grain Bourbon

Bourbon

*Gold Medal, Best of Category*

• Corsair Artisan Distillery - Grainiac 9 Grain Bourbon

*Silver Medal*

• Corsair Artisan Distillery - Nashville Bourbon

Malt Whiskey

*Silver Medal*

• Corsair Artisan Distillery - Pils American Malt Whiskey

Rye Whiskey

*Silver Medal*

• Corsair Artisan Distillery - 100% Rye
• Corsair Artisan Distillery - Ryemageddon

Non-Typical Whiskey

*Silver Medal*

• Corsair Artisan Distillery - Oatmeal Stout Whiskey
• Corsair Artisan Distillery - PreProhibition American Malt Whiskey

*Bronze Medal*

• Corsair Artisan Distillery - Quinoa & Barley Whiskey
• Corsair Artisan Distillery - Triticale & Barley Whiskey

Smoked Whiskey

*Silver Medal*

• Corsair Artisan Distillery - Oak Smoked Wheat Whiskey
• Corsair Artisan Distillery - Cherrywood Smoke

*Bronze Medal*

• Corsair Artisan Distillery - Triple Smoke

*Gold Medal, Best of Category*

• Corsair Artisan Distillery - Citra Whiskey

*Bronze Medal*

• Corsair Artisan Distillery - Elderflower Bohemian Whiskey

Flavored Whiskey

*Bronze Medal*

• Corsair Artisan Distillery - Old Punk

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