>Seattle, WA, April 2, 2014
— Corsair Distillery has won the highest honor in the world of craft distilling: the “Bubble Cap” award from ADI, the American Distilling Institute. ADI President Bill Owens said, “No one has given more back to the distilling community than Corsair. No one has been more innovative, yet open. They are the future of craft distilling.”
The Bubble Cap award is given to the one distillery of the year that represents the very best in the world of artisan distilling: excellence in quality of spirits, innovation, transparency, authenticity of approach, sustained company growth, community involvement, and embodying the ethos of craft. With over 500 distilleries now open in this exploding category, this makes Corsair’s win even more impressive.
Drew Faulkner, Vice President of ADI, said “Corsair truly deserves this. They are someone the whole industry can look up to and admire.” The bubble cap is a device used by distillers in the column of a still to increase the proof of the spirit. The award is made in Louisville, Kentucky at the Vendome Copper Company that also built Corsair’s stills.
By ADI’s definition, a craft distillery must produce less than 100,000 proof gallons per year, be independently owned and operated, and must actually distill their own products.
This makes Nashville, TN based Corsair’s third “Craft Distillery of the Year” award, having won Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky award and the Wizard of Whiskey award. The distillery has won a number of other notable awards, including two “Innovator of the Year” awards from Whisky Magazine. The Bubble Cap award is particularly special in the craft distilling community because it is awarded by an organization made up of distilling industry peers.Since its inception 6 years ago, Corsair has won 92 medals and awards at international spirits competitions. Publications and media outlets such as The New York Times, CNN Money, Food and Wine, Fortune Magazine, The Atlantic, Saveur, Tastings Magazine, Chilled Magazine, Imbibe Magazine, Beverage Industry, Beverage World, In The Mix, Whisky Magazine, Time Out New York, Garden and Gun, Whisky Advocate, Southern Living, Details, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Esquire, Wine Enthusiast, CBS News, Food Republic, A rtisan Spirit,
have featured and praised Corsair’s unique artisan spirits.