STAFF

STORY     AWARDS

DAREK BELL - OWNER / founder/DISTILLER

Nashville native Darek Bell is the founder and owner of Corsair Distillery. He began homebrewing beer, wine, and sake before moving into distilling. Darek was trained at the Siebel Brewing Institute and is a graduate of the Bruichladdich Distilling Academy in Islay, Scotland. His focus is on new recipes for spirits using alternative grains, unconventional smoked grains, and unusual botanicals. His first book, Alt Whiskeys has been called a "milestone in the lit of American Distilling" by spirits writer Mattew Rowley, and he just finished his second book, Fire water. Bell was named one of the "10 most pioneering distillers" by Spirits Business Magazine. 

ANDREW WEBBER, MBA - PRESIDENT / co-founder/DISTILLER

Corsair co-founder, Andrew Webber, wears many hats: mad scientist, bean counter, lecturer, janitor. Serving as head distiller and President, Andrew works on prototyping experimental spirits with Darek Bell and runs Corsair’s daily operations. Andrew’s signature is using unusual ingredients in traditional distillations to yield novel, big, aggressive flavors in Corsair’s spirits. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Andrew spent time in Boston and Houston studying and working on biological systems. On returning to Nashville, he helped build a series of technology startups, leading him into distillation.

AMY LEE BELL - Co-Owner / Brand Ambassadress

New Jersey native Amy Lee (Gogo) Bell has a background in copywriting, branding, and media, and has worked for creative advertising agencies and production companies, such as the Attik and Notorious Pictures in New York City, before moving to Nashville to focus on writing. As a writer, she has worked for publications such as Shecky's NYC, TimeOut New York, The Nashville Scene, The Tennessean, and nFocus Magazine, focusing on bar, drink, cocktail culture, and nightlife. She now uses her writing and branding skills to preach "Booze for Badasses" to the masses by working on the marketing side as a co-owner for Corsair. 

 TYLER CROWELL Chief Operating Officer  

TYLER CROWELL
Chief Operating Officer
 

 KAREN LASSITER Head Brewer  Nashville Brewstillery

KAREN LASSITER
Head Brewer
Nashville Brewstillery

 WILL ATKINSON Brand Ambassador, Sales Nashville Headquarters

WILL ATKINSON
Brand Ambassador, Sales
Nashville Headquarters

 CHRIS THOMAS Facilities & Event Manager Nashville Brewstillery

CHRIS THOMAS
Facilities & Event Manager
Nashville Brewstillery

 FAYE JOHNSON Assistant Distiller/Brewer, Front of House Nashville Brewstillery

FAYE JOHNSON
Assistant Distiller/Brewer, Front of House
Nashville Brewstillery

 KYLIE SMITH Front of House, Bitter Master Nashville Headquarters

KYLIE SMITH
Front of House, Bitter Master
Nashville Headquarters

 AARON MARCUM Head Distiller Bowling Green Distillery

AARON MARCUM
Head Distiller
Bowling Green Distillery

 ERIK ROTHFUSS Assistant Brewer, Head of Compliance Nashville Headquarters

ERIK ROTHFUSS
Assistant Brewer, Head of Compliance
Nashville Headquarters

 STEVE WHITLEDGE Distillery Ambassador Bowling Green Distillery

STEVE WHITLEDGE
Distillery Ambassador
Bowling Green Distillery

 RACHEL CARR Facilities & Event Manager Nashville Headquarters

RACHEL CARR
Facilities & Event Manager
Nashville Headquarters

 LORNA CONRAD Assistant Distiller/Brewer Nashville Brewstillery

LORNA CONRAD
Assistant Distiller/Brewer
Nashville Brewstillery

 KARA MOELLER Front of House Nashville Headquarters

KARA MOELLER
Front of House
Nashville Headquarters

 CLAY SMITH Head Distiller Nashville Headquarters

CLAY SMITH
Head Distiller
Nashville Headquarters

 ERIK DEVER Assistant Brewer/Distiller Nashville Brewstillery

ERIK DEVER
Assistant Brewer/Distiller
Nashville Brewstillery

 JASON INGRAM Director of Sales Nashville Headquarters

JASON INGRAM
Director of Sales
Nashville Headquarters

 PIZZA CAT House Mouser Nashville Brewstillery

PIZZA CAT
House Mouser
Nashville Brewstillery

 JED KENDALL Production Assistant Nashville Headquarters

JED KENDALL
Production Assistant
Nashville Headquarters

 ZACK JACKSON Front of House, Beertender Nashville Brewstillery

ZACK JACKSON
Front of House, Beertender
Nashville Brewstillery

 COLTON WEINSTEIN Head Distiller Nashville Brewstillery

COLTON WEINSTEIN
Head Distiller
Nashville Brewstillery

 ADRIAN THOMPSON Barrel Warehouse Manager Nashville Headquarters

ADRIAN THOMPSON
Barrel Warehouse Manager
Nashville Headquarters

 SPENCER McGUIRE Head Bartender, Brand Ambassador Nashville Headquarters

SPENCER McGUIRE
Head Bartender, Brand Ambassador
Nashville Headquarters

 COPPER CAT House Mouser Nashville Headquarters

COPPER CAT
House Mouser
Nashville Headquarters

 MATT WEBBER Head Maltster, Fixer of All Things Broken Nashville Malthouse

MATT WEBBER
Head Maltster, Fixer of All Things Broken
Nashville Malthouse

 CARTER BRALLIER Tour Guide, House Entertainment Nashville Brewstillery

CARTER BRALLIER
Tour Guide, House Entertainment
Nashville Brewstillery