Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Virginia
  • Distillery A. Smith Bowman Distillery
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation Port Wine casks
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • peach
  • sweet
  • pecan
  • pralines
  • clove
  • plums
  • toffee
  • spicy
  • port

Isaac Bowman

Port Barrel Finished Bourbon (0.75l, 46%)
Discounted price $41.99
Regular price $46.99

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Character Goatson
Bowmans exceptional, award-winning Bourbon finished in Port Wine casks.

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.

Port-finished Bourbon is gaining traction in the marketplace. And for a good reason. The stewed fruit, rancio, and sultana flavor profile of Port is a natural compliment for the warm caramels and vanilla great Bourbon. Isaac Bowman Bourbon is already a popular and award-winning Spirit in the Sazerac portfolio that won World’s Best Bourbon in 2016. Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Bourbon takes it up a level.

This is a no-age-statement dram. But to our palate it feels like a four to five year-old Bourbon that had gained three to six additional months of finishing in Port casks. And those casks came from Port Wine producers in Virginia (American oak) and Portugal (Linousin oak). And this delicious dram is bottled at a perfect 46% ABV.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Virginia
  • Distillery A. Smith Bowman Distillery
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation Port Wine casks
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Brilliant Garnet.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The scent of ripe plums leaps from the glass followed by toffee and baking spices.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is rich with notes of stone fruits and a light sweetness over notes of pecan praline, cookie dough, and a dash of clove.

Finish
The finish is medium length with just a dash of sweet.
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  • peach
  • sweet
  • pecan
  • pralines
  • clove
  • plums
  • toffee
  • spicy
  • port
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.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
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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.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
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