A. Smith Bowman Distillery, Virginia’s oldest distillery, has added a new permanent line expression to its portfolio: A. Smith Bowman Cask Strength Bourbon.
Aged a minimum of 10 years with barrels selected by Master Distiller Brian Prewitt, A. Smith Bowman Cask Strength is a new annual release, bottled uncut and non chill-filtered.
The first release rolls out in late June. It’s 141.1 proof.
Company-provided tasting notes for this bourbon describe aromas of vanilla, apple and dried cherries. Hints of toasted pecan and candied nuts give way to brown sugar, brown spice and toasted coconut. The finish is oily and viscous.
“We’re excited to add another offering in the A. Smith Bowman line of bourbons, especially a cask strength, which we’re sure will be really popular with our fans,” says Prewitt. “This first release in this annual series contains barrels selected from the lower tiers in Warehouses A1 and A. We thought the flavor combinations resulted in a delicate sipping bourbon that drinks like a much lower proof. We hope you agree!”
The A. Smith Bowman Cask Strength Bourbon is available in select markets in the U.S., as well through the A. Smith Bowman Distillery gift shop via online lottery.
The suggested retail price is $99.99 per 750-ml. bottle.