A. Smith Bowman Distillery receives Tasting Awards at 2020 International Spirits Challenge

by | Dec 5, 2020 | Wine, Beer & Spirits

From A. Smith Bowman:

Seven of A. Smith Bowman Distillery’s spirits took honors at the 2020 International Spirits Challenge, receiving Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. The list of winners includes four whiskeys, three of which are bourbon whiskeys, and a gin, vodka and rum.

The three Gold Medal winners include Abraham Bowman Limited Edition Virginia Whiskey, Bowman Brothers Small Back Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey and John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Silver Medal honors went to Isaac Bowman Port Finished Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Sunset Hills Small Batch Gin and Deep Run Small Batch Vodka. George Bowman Small Batch Dark Rum took home a Bronze Medal.

“We are thrilled to have such a variety of spirits recognized by such well-respected judges across multiple categories,” Master Distiller Brian Prewitt said. “We strive to produce the highest quality spirits across the board and feel honored that our commitment was evident to the judges.”

The International Spirits Challenge launched in 1995 to promote spirits from across the globe, offering five medals per category. The ISC Tasting Awards establish their winners based on a rigorous judging process involving over 12 days of blind tastings by panels of more than 50 industry professionals. Complete results for the 2020 International Spirits Challenge can be found at https://www.internationalspiritschallenge.com/2020/en/page/2020-results.

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, 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. As Virginia’s oldest and most award-winning distillery, its various brands have earned numerous prestigious awards over the years, including John J. Bowman Single Barrel, which was named America’s Best Non-Kentucky Single Barrel Bourbon at the 2020 American World Whiskies Awards. For more information on A. Smith Bowman, please visit www.asmithbowman.com.

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