Corsair Triple Smoke

American Single Malt

Corsair // Tennessee, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    88
  • Avg. Rating

    3.68
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 238 )

Based in Tennessee, Corsair is fairly punk rock when it comes to their approach to whiskey. (Well, the kind of punk band that can actually play their instruments and know a good hook!) They are constantly experimenting with alternative techniques and flavor profiles, but with well thought out approaches. In this case, they split malted barley into 3 parts, and smoked each one with a different fuel - cherry wood, peat and beechwood. Then they pot distilled the whole thing and aged it in new, charred oak. So it's like a peated single malt, but from the approach of a younger generation who likes to take things in new directions.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • American Single Malt
    Made in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
  • Cask Type
    new charred oak

Tasting Notes

"Well, it's smokey (duh!), however the flavors are nicely tempered. The cherry adds a sweet smoke (like BBQ), the beechwood adds a spicy one and the peat adds a hint of rubber (in a good way.) Dark fruits like blackberries, bing cherries and plums waft through the smoke, as do vanilla, spice and pumpernickel bread."

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Flavor Profile

Sweet & Rich