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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 Headquarters

TYLER CROWELL
Chief Operating Officer
Headquarters

 COLTON WEINSTEIN Head Distiller HQ & Brewstillery

COLTON WEINSTEIN
Head Distiller
HQ & Brewstillery

 RYAN SCHEMMEL Chief Business Development Officer Headquarters

RYAN SCHEMMEL
Chief Business Development Officer
Headquarters

 CLAY SMITH Distiller Headquarters

CLAY SMITH
Distiller
Headquarters

 JASON INGRAM Director of Sales Headquarters

JASON INGRAM
Director of Sales
Headquarters

 LORNA CONRAD Assistant Distiller/Brewer, Front of House Headquarters & Brewstillery

LORNA CONRAD
Assistant Distiller/Brewer, Front of House
Headquarters & Brewstillery

 KYLIE SMITH Front of House, Bittermaster Headquarters

KYLIE SMITH
Front of House, Bittermaster
Headquarters

 JED KENDALL Production Assistant Headquarters

JED KENDALL
Production Assistant
Headquarters

 ADRIAN THOMPSON Barrel Warehouse Manager Headquarters

ADRIAN THOMPSON
Barrel Warehouse Manager
Headquarters

 STEVE WHITLEDGE Distillery Ambassador Bowling Green 

STEVE WHITLEDGE
Distillery Ambassador
Bowling Green 

 SPENCER McGUIRE Head Bartender, Brand Ambassador Headquarters

SPENCER McGUIRE
Head Bartender, Brand Ambassador
Headquarters

 ZACK JACKSON Front of House, Beertender Brewstillery

ZACK JACKSON
Front of House, Beertender
Brewstillery

 CHRIS THOMAS Front of House Manager Brewstillery

CHRIS THOMAS
Front of House Manager
Brewstillery

 ERIK DEVER Distiller Brewstillery

ERIK DEVER
Distiller
Brewstillery

 MATT WEBBER Head Maltster, Fixer of All Things Broken Malthouse

MATT WEBBER
Head Maltster, Fixer of All Things Broken
Malthouse

 PIZZA CAT House Mouser Brewstillery

PIZZA CAT
House Mouser
Brewstillery

 RACHEL CARR Facilities & Event Manager Headquarters

RACHEL CARR
Facilities & Event Manager
Headquarters

 FAYE JOHNSON Assistant Distiller/Brewer, Front of House Brewstillery

FAYE JOHNSON
Assistant Distiller/Brewer, Front of House
Brewstillery

 CARTER BRALLIER Tour Guide, House Entertainment Brewstillery

CARTER BRALLIER
Tour Guide, House Entertainment
Brewstillery

 COPPER CAT House Mouser Headquarters

COPPER CAT
House Mouser
Headquarters