Upon my first tasting I wasn’t a fan, but upon repeated visits to my bottle. This whiskey has earned a specious place for me, I asks you to pay attention to it. It’s robust and Smokey but in a way that’s atypical for me to scotch. And what you’re left with aft the bite subsides is what makes it for me.
This is a decent bottle but I found was seriously lacking in the smoke flavor. That was 99% of the reason I purchased this bottle so I was pretty let down. Take the smoke out of the equation and it is solid.
I’m a sucker for smoke and this one doesn’t disappoint. The smoke is definitely present but not in your face. Interestingly, although this is peaked, it’s not scotchy. I pick up more of the beech and cherry wood tones. There’s a lovely subdued sweet smokiness that runs from the first whiffs all the way thru the finish. Very smooth and easy to drink way too much!
Great stuff. I ran into distillery in Nashville and brought some home, really liked it and so glad to see it here. Nice smoked flavor but not overpowering, smooth with a nice Carmel / Tobacco end. I do recommend it and there other selections.
Typically, I'm a bourbon guy, but decided to give this a go. I've been known to enjoy Bruichladdich or something similar from time to time. This bottle definitely reminded me of that peaty, islay type taste. I'm far from a an expert, but I quite enjoyed it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can understand the name being misleading to those looking for heavy smoke flavor, but it was just the right amount for (someone who's never tried an Islay scotch) me. Makes me want to try some of Corsair's other offerings.
Before ordering, ask your self "Do I love Absinthe, or am I merely a lost tourist". If you are the latter, you may wish to give this one a pass. No, the whole hallucination bit is way overblown, don't expect it. And you probably won't make out with your own sister in an east European nightclub, either, unless you're already into that, then, well, you need therapy, not a drink.
Beware, this red fairy has a bite that can make a sane boy slap his momma. Of course, the licorice flavor absinthe addicts (like yours truly, gentle reader) live for, but then magic happens, magic ! Hibsiscus surrounds the senses and slowly the delicate flavor, although surprising in its intensity, of orange blossoms happens. Amazing shift in primary, secondary and tertiary notes. For a taster, this is an E ticket ride in old Disney land, well worth the long line to get in. Distinguishing notes is going to take a few sips, maybe a second glass, whatever floats your Pinta, Chris.
Okay, drinking it right. Such a lovely Orange Amber louche, pearl orange you may call it. The aroma drifts around you (I should shut off that ceiling fan but even that cannot defeat the florals) I would wear this as perfume, were it not a sin to waste such a wonderful drink on such base uses.
If you love absinthe, and feel a little "Anthony Bourdain" in your search for something out of The ordinary, here it is. Worth every single penny and then some.
Love this! I think oats truly make a great whiskey and Corsair has done it top notch! It starts with a pleasant nose and is smooth to start with a little bite at the end letting you know its still whiskey!
With a name like Triple Smoke you would think the smoke flavor would be strong. Nope. Its a nice Whiskey but I wanted more smoke. The Triple smoke has to do with the drying being done with smoke from 3 different types of wood.
Perhaps I just don't like hops that much. I'm not a big IPA fan anyway, but I figured I'd give this a shot. The smell is interesting. Unfortunately, it tastes like burning flower. Such a shame, since I like everything else I've had from Corsair.
This is Darek Bell, one of the Owners of Corsair. The reason I think this is worth trying is you get to really see how the grain bill affects the character of the final spirit. When I was a homebrewer one of my favorite beers to make was an oatmeal stout and I always wondered what it tasted like when distilled. Oats have along very history in brewing, but sadly not distilling. This is too bad in my experience as the mouthfeel is really changed and it makes for a fuller whiskey that is unique. In competitions you are judged by the nose, then body, then finish. My goal is to make each of these a memorable experience and that is the best way to score the highest. I think the body and the finish are really unusual and love it or hate it, I don't think you will forget it.