After Nashville’s Wine on the River Event I came to find out to after our blessed Yazoo moved earlier this year to the Gulch an actual distillery moved in behind them! I found the Corsair tent swapped in a sea of people most of who very quickly drinking chocolate martinis and going quickly back for more. Now I have been a beer man since after my college days, but I have to tell you I’m a moonshine & absinethe fan now. I learned they kept the tap room open and had added some other microbrews & were constantly changing up the taps. I was excited, I loved the old Yazoo and spent many many hours there. So upon my recent visit I was exceptionally pleased as was the rest my small party, the place is Great! The certainly have cleaned up the place we enjoyed the new courtyard till after closing time. I of course had my usual Yazoo hop project(, but I also enjoyed several Coney Island & Left Hand Milkstout which were firsts for me and were great! We also munched on some great chicken salad sliders. We asked for a tour of the distillery which the guys were more than happy to do, although they aren’t really even doing tours yet. Its so amazing they are making whiskey in Nashville who knew?? However due to some weird Tennessee laws they can’t yet do samples of their stuff which sucks. They are hoping that the laws change in their favor in the near future. They also have a great new bar under construction for their spirits & tastings. Let’s hope this happens soon! We all will be hearing a lot about these guys, we were shown just a portion of their write-ups and awards and there were plenty. The place was fairly quiet which was great for us, but trust me this place once discovered it will be the place to go. This is my new go to spot and I will enjoy it, and yes I have a bottle of Corsair Gin right now. Nashville wins again.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Corsair distillery in Bowling-Green has purchased the building which used to house Yazoo. The building is rustic, large and inviting with an appealing patio area to boot.Corsair uses the facility to create the mash for their unique spirits and have continued Yazoo’s tradition of having a taproom. In the taproom are all of Yazoo’s current offerings along with a solid lineup of brews from Victory, Boulder, Highland, BBC, etc. Growlers are available which is really handy. I had a smoked chicken salad sandwich which was very tasty and went most excellently with my sly rye porter. Though this is a very inviting spot to get a good pint and perhaps a growler to go, I am even more excited about their plans to get that new fangled license which allows a company to micro-distill and sample on premise in TN. Corsair has some most interesting offerings such as a triple-smoked whisky and a whisky distilled from dark-roasted beer malt and then hopped which I cannot seem to get my hands on. It will be much easier to go straight to the source in the future. This is a strongly recommended stop for a beer enthusiast and a mandatory stop for a spirit enthusiast.