STAFF

STORY     AWARDS

DAREK BELL - OWNER / 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 / 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. He can also be found on the road giving talks and pouring Corsair. 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.

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, with an early emphasis on bar, drink, cocktail culture, and nightlife. She has also spent time behind the bar crafting creative cocktails for demanding types of drinkers. She now uses her writing and branding skills to preach Booze for Badasses to the masses, working on the marketing side as an owner for Corsair. 

ANDREA CLODFELTER Head Distiller Nashville Facility

ANDREA CLODFELTER
Head Distiller
Nashville Facility

CLAY SMITH Head Distiller Bowling Green Facility

CLAY SMITH
Head Distiller
Bowling Green Facility

JASON INGRAM Director of Sales

JASON INGRAM
Director of Sales

WILL ATKINSON Distillery Ambasador

WILL ATKINSON
Distillery Ambasador

ERIK ROTHFUSS Distiller, Head of Compliance

ERIK ROTHFUSS
Distiller, Head of Compliance

KAREN LASSITER Head Brewer (High Grav Beer)

KAREN LASSITER
Head Brewer (High Grav Beer)

COLTON WEINSTEIN Junior Distiller

COLTON WEINSTEIN
Junior Distiller

AARON MARCUM Distiller

AARON MARCUM
Distiller

STEVE WHITLEDGE Distillery Ambassador

STEVE WHITLEDGE
Distillery Ambassador

PIZZA PATCHES Mouser

PIZZA PATCHES
Mouser


EMILY KENDALL Bar Manager

EMILY KENDALL
Bar Manager

TYLER CROWELL New Initiatives Manager

TYLER CROWELL
New Initiatives Manager

MATT STRICKLAND Distiller, Brewer,R&D

MATT STRICKLAND
Distiller, Brewer,R&D

AUSTIN REESE Cocktail Program Manager, Distillery Ambassador

AUSTIN REESE
Cocktail Program Manager, Distillery Ambassador