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Bowman Brothers Small Batch Bourbon

Bowman Brothers Small Batch Bourbon

Size: 0,75 l
(45.0% ABV)
$31.99
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  • BrandBowman Brothers
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionVirginia
  • DistilleryAbraham Bowman
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol45.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

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.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • caramel caramel
  • pepper pepper
  • nutty nutty
  • gingerbread gingerbread
  • oily oily
  • maple syrup maple syrup
  • vanilla vanilla
  • spicy spicy
  • cinnamon cinnamon
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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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.
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  • BrandBowman Brothers
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionVirginia
  • DistilleryAbraham Bowman
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol45.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • caramel caramel
  • pepper pepper
  • nutty nutty
  • gingerbread gingerbread
  • oily oily
  • maple syrup maple syrup
  • vanilla vanilla
  • spicy spicy
  • cinnamon cinnamon
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.

Customer Reviews

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guest
Solid pour for price

Solid pour for price

C
Coal
Solid 8, not disappointed for ...

Solid 8, not disappointed for the price I paid!!

M
Matthew
Great profile and balanced esp...

Great profile and balanced especially for price point.

a
andrew
Pretty Darn Good!

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guest
John J Bowman is on par with E...

John J Bowman is on par with Elmer T Lee. This is a lighter version of what Buffalo Trace is to Eagle Rare