Corsair Distillery

The first craft distillery in Nashville since prohibition, Corsair’s new brand pays homage to its renegade roots.


Four Corsair Bottles in Line up

Corsair’s adventurous spirits have won over 800 medals at national and international spirits competitions, but it was living off the same tired home-grown branding developed during its garage distilling phase.

With spirits that have been praised in publications like Food and Wine, Saveur, Imbibe, Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate, and the Atlantic and it was time to put a polished and modern face on this innovative distillery.

Corsair Rye Bottle with Martini
Before Bottle and After Bottle


With a flagship whiskey, it was important to stand out in this aisle of the liquor store in particular. A walk down said aisle shows copious amounts of elegant foiling, ornamentation, “fauxhibition” design, and callbacks to Americana roots. Corsair set out to be a different brand from the beginning and we set our sights on a modern and down to earth packaging line.

The bold vertical Corsair logo is the anchor point of the brand’s shelf presence, while the original “three guys” have been properly finessed and polished. Overlapping type and labels add an experimental quality to the brand and a strongly color-coded line-up helps create product recognition.

Corsair Single Malt Bottle with Shot Glass
Detail Shot of Corsair Bottle
Detail Shot of Corsair Bottle
Renee Dimalla

Renee Dimalla

Senior Art Director

“Being truly original in the alcoholic beverage marketplace involves taking design risks to create something memorable. Honoring the existing brand and bringing out its best qualities has allowed Corsair to stand out on a back bar and in the liquor store.”

Corsair Rye Bottle with Cocktail
Detail Shot of Corsair Bottle

Logo Refresh

Extracting the “three guys” emblem to use it strictly as a graphic element and not in tandem with the wordmark was a critical move towards usability. Without a graphic mark, we chose to emphasize Corsair with a bold minimalist sans serif and a complimentary wide set sans for a mark with simplicity and clarity.

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Can Packaging

Our design for the can line retains the ownable and unique qualities of the core liquor line but takes a more flavor-forward approach with heavier use of color.

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