Corsair Gin-Head Style American Gin
  • Category Gin
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Corsair
  • Age NAS
  • Style Gin-head style Gin
  • Maturation Charred oak spiced Rum barrels
  • Alcohol 44%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • botanicals
  • floral
  • pepper
  • cucumber
  • juniper berries
  • citrus peel
  • berries
  • bitter
  • orange

Corsair

Gin-Head Style American Gin (0.75l, 44%)
Price $31.99

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Gin, the old fashioned way... well sort of.

Andrew Webber and Darek Bell own and run the Corsair Artisan Distilleries (there are two of them) located in Bowling Green, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee. Friends since childhood, Andrew and Darek began as beer brewers out of their garage and later hit a snag while working on a prototype bio-diesel range of small-batch spirits through relentless experimentation. And quite a range it is. A distillery dedicated to producing exquisite small-batch Spirits, they currently have seven “official” releases and no less than seventeen seasonal and experimental products.

Gin shares a similar origin story of experimentative nature. Searching for a cure to remedy kidney and stomach ailments, a 17th century Dutch doctor named Franciscus Sylvius vapor infused juniper berries into a Spirit distilled from grain, in order to create a panacea. That remedy later became Gin…so laughter turned out not to be the best medicine after all.

Corsair crafts one of the remaining Gins produced in the traditional way; using a Gin-head, resting their signature vapor basket Gin in charred oak barrels previously used to age their spiced Rum. This “Gin head” style technique allows the flavors and essential oils of the organic botanicals to be gently extracted, yielding a less bitter Spirit than maceration resulting in a more aromatic, clean-tasting Gin, highlighting the flavors of the botanicals.

Corsair is an award winning distillery, receiving numerous awards since its opening in 2009. And their small batch, Gin-head style Gin has followed suit, winning Golds at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the World Beverage Competition, and the International Review of Spirits Awards BTI.

Smartass Corner:
Corsair’s Artisan Gin is crafted in small batches using traditional, sustainably harvested botanicals, and a custom hand-hammered pot still that looks like a nautical apparatus straight out of a Jules Verne novel. 
  • Category Gin
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Corsair
  • Age NAS
  • Style Gin-head style Gin
  • Maturation Charred oak spiced Rum barrels
  • Alcohol 44%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Clear.

Nose / Aroma
Citrus, cucumber, juniper, light floral aromas, clean peppery notes.

Taste / Flavor / Palate
Crisp cucumber, citrus peel, and floral notes.

Finish
Long with peppery notes.
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  • botanicals
  • floral
  • pepper
  • cucumber
  • juniper berries
  • citrus peel
  • berries
  • bitter
  • orange
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
London Dry Gin is not always from London. Gin does not have the same geographical restrictions as Spirits such as Cognac, Scotch, or Tequila. Only a tiny handful of London Dry Gins are actually made in the city.
Gin gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries. As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe and sold via distributors to Gin makers worldwide.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
London Dry Gin is not always from London. Gin does not have the same geographical restrictions as Spirits such as Cognac, Scotch, or Tequila. Only a tiny handful of London Dry Gins are actually made in the city.
Gin gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries. As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe and sold via distributors to Gin makers worldwide.
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