>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.