Bowman Brothers Small Batch Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Virginia
  • Distillery Abraham Bowman
  • Age NAS
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • pepper
  • nutty
  • gingerbread
  • oily
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • cinnamon

Bowman Brothers

Small Batch Bourbon (0.75l, 45%)
Price $30.99

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Character Goatson
An unsung hero of Bourbon with great mouthfeel and spot-on flavor profile.

The A. Smith Bowman Distillery was founded by Abram Smith Bowman the day after Prohibition ended in 1934. It has been in continuous operation ever since and was the only licensed distillery in Virginia for decades. In 1988 a new distillery was built a few miles away near Fredericksburg, and in 2003 the operation was purchased by New Orleans-based Sazerac. Still specializing in a line of quality Bourbons, the distillery also produces Rum, Vodka, and Gin.

The “big sister” in the Sazerac portfolio is Buffalo Trace Distillery. Bowman Brothers Pioneer Spirit Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey follows the lead of their big sister in mash bill and spirit production. That means they are likely using the famous “mash bill #1” — high corn and an ~10% Rye. It’s triple-distilled, aged in new #3-char barrels for six to seven years, and bottled at a robust 45% ABV — yielding a deep maple color and plenty of unique character. And since it’s small batch, there is never enough of it to go around.

Smartass Corner:
Triple distillation is common in high-end Irish Whiskies, but very unique in the world of Bourbon. Most experts agree that it yields a lighter, smoother spirit that extracts more flavor from the wood. 
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Virginia
  • Distillery Abraham Bowman
  • Age NAS
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Maple Syrup.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose tickles with pleasant notes of caramel apples, cookie dough, cinnamon, and flan.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is exactly as you would expect — a thick and sightly oily mouthfeel with notes of vanilla, toffee, warm roasted nuts, a dash of gingerbread, and fresh-cut wood.

Finish
The finish is long with a surprising pepper spice that blooms at the end.
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  • caramel
  • pepper
  • nutty
  • gingerbread
  • oily
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • cinnamon
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
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