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Darek Bell

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.