Friday is a big day for the Corsair Artisan Distillery in Bowling Green, KY. That's when the micro-distillery has scheduled its grand opening and open house.
The new company, which is specializing in premium spirits, is located on Bowling Green's historic square on the backside of the Pushin building at East Main and College Street.
It's a 2,600-square-foot facility that includes a stillroom, work area, tasting bar and gift shop. The stillroom hosts two copper stills: a 240-gallon antique still and a 50-gallon hybrid pot still.
Darek Bell and Andrew Webber are co-founders of the small-batch distillery. They are making four spirits to begin with: gin, red absinthe, spiced rum and vanilla bean vodka.
They also are working on a variety of whiskey recipes. The first will be Wry Moon Unaged Rye Whiskey, which is crafted in extra small batches to produce a full peppery moonshine that preserves all the character of its rich rye mash.
Three aged whiskies are currently in the works as well: a four-grain whiskey, an aged rye whiskey and a Kentucky bourbon. The distillers say the micro-batch spirits will become available "as they reach their optimal character in the barrel-aging process."
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