REVIEW #1: 5/21/2015
Distiller: Corsair Artisan LLC, Nashville Tennessee; Bowling Green, Kentucky
Yellowish copper. It is quite cloudy. I am assuming this is non-chill filtered.
Smokey. It is a good name because there is loads of it on the nose. It is also very woody which is to be expected with the components. I get fruit as well: cherry and rum-soaked raisins. Just the slightest hint of plums.
It is smooth. Get drunk smooth. It has a medium viscosity. Lots of wood. Some cherry vanilla. Smokey and peaty towards the back. In my opinion this is the ideal craft whiskey. It is creative. It has balance. The sweet, smokey, and woody elements meld together to perfection.
Long. Sweet to smoke. It lingers with the peat resting on your taste buds at the end.
This tipple has lots of character for its young age. I keep coming back for more. I am certain this, my 3rd bottle, will not be my last. I will be excited to see this one take shape as it, hopefully, becomes a straight whiskey in the near future. My only complaint is the proof. At 80 proof it lacks the bite I like in a whiskey. Bottled at 100 – 120 proof this one would do no wrong. If Corsair is listening…I’d love to see this one in a cask strength/barrel proof version. I am super excited to try their other offerings.
91/100 (An Excellent Tipple)
*NOTE: I received this bottle as a birthday gift from my friend in Nashville.