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Review: Corsair Triple Smoked Whiskey

Located in the heart of Nashville, Corsair Distillery has spent the last decade making a solid lineup of gins and whiskeys. Our tasting panel recently sat down with a bottle of their Triple Smoked Whiskey. As the name would suggest, this single malt is smoked with Wisconsin cherry wood, German beech, and Scottish peat. When we see that, we expect a layered depth of flavor. It delivered, with a complexity from start to finish that was first-rate.

Deep amber in color, nose of deep intense smoke, caramel, peat, and honey. Up front, leather, wood, incredible amount of peat, with cocoa, vanilla, caramel, hazelnut, dried cherry, and a bit of clove. Long finish, medium-plus intensity, and the smoke dominates, followed by vanilla and tobacco. Incredibly complex.

After we judge the spirit, we always look at the marketing and bottle descriptions we are provided with. This spirit claims to “combine the sweetness of an American whiskey with the rich smoke of an Islay single malt scotch. It did indeed.

Charted Details

Spirit: Triple Smoke Single Malt Whiskey

From: Corsair Distillery, Nashville, Tennesse

ABV: 40%

Price: $45

Rating: 97 pts