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Virginia Bourbon Takes Home Gold at 2018 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition

by | Oct 27, 2018 | News, Wine, Beer & Spirits

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Two spirits from A. Smith Bowman Distillery won medals at the eighth annual New York World Wine & Spirits Competition (NYWSC), including John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon winning Gold and Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon receiving Silver.

The NYWSC, held in August, received more than 430 wines and 340 spirits to be judged at this year’s competition, breaking all records of previous years.

“We are honored to accept the awards at this year’s New York World Wine and Spirits Competition,” said Brian Prewitt, master distiller at A. Smith Bowman Distillery. “It’s great to see our team effort pay off.”

Results from the 2018 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition can be found at on their website.

About A. Smith Bowman

A. Smith Bowman’s distilling roots date back to the years before Prohibition when the Bowman family had a granary and dairy farm in Sunset Hills, Virginia. They used excess grain from the family estate to distill spirits. In 1934, after the Repeal of Prohibition, Abram Smith Bowman and his sons continued the family tradition and built a more modern distillery in Fairfax County, Virginia called Sunset Hills Farm. The Distillery was moved in 1988 and is now nestled in Spotsylvania County near the city of Fredericksburg, 60 miles away from the original location.

As a small and privately owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery continues the time-honored traditions on which it was founded. Considered a micro-distillery by today’s standards, A. Smith Bowman produces an assortment of hand-crafted spirits distilled from only the finest natural ingredients and using the latest technology. This micro-distillery focuses on the production of premium spirits honoring the legacy of Virginia’s first settlers. Its various brands have won more than 100 awards in the past five years, including “World’s Best Bourbon” in 2016 for its Abraham Bowman Port Finished Bourbon and again in 2017 for its John J. Bowman Single Barrel at the World Whisky Awards. For more information on A. Smith Bowman, please visit www.asmithbowman.com.

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