Whiskey: Bowman Brothers Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distillery: A. Smith Bowman Distillery. It was originally located on the Sunset Hills Farm in Fairfax County, Virginia but was relocated in 1988 to Fredericksburg, Virginia in Spotsylvania County due to the rapid development of the Northern Virginia landscape.
Proof: 90 Proof (45% ABV)
Notes: This small batch Virginia whiskey has been distilled three times using corn, malted barley, and rye in a copper still. John, Abraham, Joseph, and Isaac, the four brothers, all served in the American Revolution. This whiskey is intended to honor those brothers for their service in freeing our nation from the clutch of England’s rule. For what it offers, this whiskey may be a little expensive at the listed price of $30 for a 750ml bottle. Overall I’d rate it a 6/10 and would drink it if it was offered, but this may be my first and last foray with B.B. Small Batch.
Color: Pale Rust
Nose: Sweet corn, a very light note of vanilla.
Taste: Smooth when it first hits your lips, there is not an immediate bite but it does grow slightly on the way down. There is a touch of vanilla to this whiskey, but you have to search for it a little bit.
Finish: Short and mellow. I drank this neat to grasp its full flavor, but would probably be best served over ice.
Reviewed by Adam Boyd, Washington D.C. Correspondent, BourbonBlog.com
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