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%)
Price $42.99

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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
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
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 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.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
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 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.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
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