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Corsair Distillery Receives National Recognition | Nashville News

Nashville’s Corsair Artisan Distillery received national recognition Monday!

The distillery was awarded one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company magazine. Corsair produces hand-crafted, small-batch spirits. The founder Darek Bell has emerged as a leader in the craft spirits market. His business was named in Fast Company’s category for “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Food.”

Fast Company mentioned in their write-up, “Bell’s team creates whiskeys made from grains like quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth, as well as hopped whiskeys distilled from refined mashes that would normally be brewed into a craft beer.” Fast Company also gave Corsair a nod for their adaptation of the Scottish whiskies made with traditional smoked native woods like hickory, mesquite and white oak.

Corsair has two facilities, one in Nashville and the other in Bowling Green. The company has a 30,000 square foot area in reserve for an opening in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. The company distributes its craft spirits to 30 states nationally and 7 countries internationally.

One of Corsair’s philosophies is to make all their recipes open to the public online and in books. Another comes straight from Bell himself, Innovate or die…whiskey has been so traditional for so long that it’s really ripe for disruption. A new generation of whiskey drinkers has arrived that do not want to drink their parents’ brands. They want something new.”

Corsair was named among other companies such as Panera Bread, Hampton Creek, 640 Labs, Tastemade, Munchery, Exo, Food-X, Wiserg and ConsumerPhysics.


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