Corsair Quinoa Whiskey
  • Category American Whiskey
  • Country United States
  • Region Tennessee
  • Distillery Corsair
  • Style American Whiskey
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • walnuts
  • malted barley
  • grain
  • nutty
  • spicy
  • smoky
  • wheat
  • cherry
  • rye

Corsair

Quinoa Whiskey (0.75l, 46%)
Price $65.98

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We dare you to try Corsair Quinoa without saying the word “interesting” out loud.

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 in their garage and later hit a snag while working on a prototype bio-diesel thing-a-nabob. Darek turned to Andrew and said something like, “You know, distilling Whiskey is a lot more fun than bio-diesel.” Bell had attended Bruichladdich Distilling Academy in Islay, Scotland, so he had the necessary background. It wasn’t long before they opened up Corsair — a distillery dedicated to producing a broad range of small-batch spirits through relentless experimentation.

Corsair Quinoa Whiskey takes the red and white varieties of quinoa and adds a bit of malted barley to smooth out the character and jump-start fermentation. Quinoa brings an earthiness and nuttiness to the Whiskey. And that’s the best way to describe it — it tastes like a Whiskey made from walnuts and cashews. Where the flavor differences between Whiskies has narrowed over time due to common efficient production methods, Corsair Quinoa still stands out as pleasantly unique. It is bottled at the proper 46% ABV, so the flavors have some weight behind them. This stuff is BEGGING to be made into innovative new cocktails. 

Smartass Corner: Quinoa is a native South American crop that’s really popular these days with people looking for gluten-free alternatives to wheat. It isn’t a grain — it’s a flowing plant. But the seeds act like a grain when processed and dried.
  • Category American Whiskey
  • Country United States
  • Region Tennessee
  • Distillery Corsair
  • Style American Whiskey
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Soft and nutty with charred oak

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Full bodied with warm walnuts and cashews over a barely base, but enough cinnamon-vanilla to please

Finish
Long, warm, and spicy
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  • walnuts
  • malted barley
  • grain
  • nutty
  • spicy
  • smoky
  • wheat
  • cherry
  • rye
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Character Dogson
Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Corn Whiskey is a commercial product that must contain at least 80% corn, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof), and, if wood-aged, may be aged in either used or new un-charred barrels.
is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time it takes the customers to get home.
George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
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Character Dogson
Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Corn Whiskey is a commercial product that must contain at least 80% corn, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof), and, if wood-aged, may be aged in either used or new un-charred barrels.
is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time it takes the customers to get home.
George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
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