HOME OF THE WORLD’S BEST BOURBON

TWO YEARS IN A ROW

Take a complimentary tour of Virginia’s oldest distillery to experience the passion we put into our award-winning spirits.

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HOME OF THE WORLD’S BEST BOURBON

TWO YEARS IN A ROW

Take a complimentary tour of Virginia’s oldest distillery to experience the passion we put into our award-winning spirits.

VISIT US

VIRGINIA STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY

Innovative Experiment Turned World’s Best Bourbon

Modeled after our experimental port-finished bourbon that won the 2016 World’s Best Bourbon award, Isaac Bowman takes our bourbon, aged in American White Oak barrels, and finishes it in barrels that have been previously used to age port wine. This results in deep wood tannins, caramel, and spicy notes that are elegantly combined with flavors of jam-like fruit for a refreshingly smooth 92 proof finish.

Named for a true American pioneer, Captain Isaac Bowman was a soldier and militia officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War. In the late 1700s, he settled at the Fort Bowman estate in Northern Virginia.

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MEET OUR MASTER DISTILLER

The Man Behind the World’s Best Bourbon

Brian Prewitt has always been one to push the limits. At A. Smith Bowman Distillery, we encourage that to the fullest. With more than 20 years of brewing and distilling expertise, his innovative spirit leads to some of the most unique spirit profiles in the world. Since joining our team in 2013, Brian has successfully experimented with a long list of ingredients and produced a handful of must-have spirits, most notably the World’s Best Bourbon.

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Master Distiller Brian Prewitt | A. Smith Bowman Distillery

MEET OUR MASTER DISTILLER

The Man Behind the World’s Best Bourbon

Brian Prewitt has always been one to push the limits. At A. Smith Bowman Distillery, we encourage that to the fullest. With more than 20 years of brewing and distilling expertise, his innovative spirit leads to some of the most unique spirit profiles in the world. Since joining our team in 2013, Brian has successfully experimented with a long list of ingredients and produced a handful of must-have spirits, most notably the World’s Best Bourbon.

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OUR TIME HONORED PROCESS

  

At A. Smith Bowman Distillery, we know a thing or two about aging well. As the oldest distillery in Virginia, we’ve learned a lot about our craft, not only from our founding fathers but from experimentation and innovation. Along our journey, we’ve always paid attention to the tiniest details in every step of the process. From fermentation of our mash to filling up our stills, nicknamed “Mary” and “George”, which pay homage to the parents of the Bowman Brothers — we stay true to our time honored traditions. As a result, we have our award-winning pioneer spirits to showcase.

Learn more about our process by clicking the icons below!

A. Smith Bowman Distillery | Fermentation
A. Smith Bowman Distillery | Distilling
A. Smith Bowman Distillery | Maturing
A. Smith Bowman Distillery | Bottling

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RECIPES

EVENTS

Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
(May 5th through Labor Day weekend)

TOURS AVAILABLE HOURLY

Complimentary Tours:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tours depart every hour and last about an hour.