A. Smith Bowman Cask Strength Bourbon takes home Master medal in its inaugural competition

by | Aug 28, 2021 | Wine, Beer & Spirits

Just a month after its release, A. Smith Bowman Cask Strength Bourbon was awarded a Master medal, the highest granted, at the 2021 American Whiskey Masters. The newest addition to the Distillery’s lineup, each barrel included in A. Smith Bowman Cask Strength is hand-selected by Master Distiller Brian Prewitt and aged a minimum of 10 years. The initial release of this uncut, non chill-filtered bourbon came in at 141.1 proof and there are plans to release more each year.

Three other A. Smith Bowman Distillery bourbons also received Gold medals: Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Isaac Bowman Port Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

“We are very honored to be recognized at the American Whiskey Masters this year,” said Prewitt. “For our entire lineup of bourbons to be recognized in such a prestigious event really brings a great sense of pride with our small distillery team.”

The American Whiskey Masters is chaired by The Spirits Business and a panel of leading spirits specialists. The record-number of entries were judged by category in a blind tasting held in July. For a full list of this year’s results, visit The American Whiskey Masters 2021 results (thespiritsbusiness.com).

About A. Smith Bowman

  1. 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. 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 received a gold medal at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. For more information on A. Smith Bowman, please visit www.asmithbowman.com.

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