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Four A. Smith Bowman Distillery Bourbons receive medals at 2021 Whiskies of the World Competition

From A. Smith Bowman:

A. Smith Bowman Cask Strength continued its winning streak at this year’s Whiskies of the World Competition (WoW) bringing home a Gold Outstanding medal, an award requiring unanimous agreement among judges and given to the highest-scoring products. The honor comes after the bourbon received a Master medal at the 2021 American Whiskey Masters and a Gold medal at the 2021 North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition.

Each barrel of A. Smith Bowman Cask Strength is hand-selected by Master Distiller Brian Prewitt and aged a minimum of 10 years. The initial release of this uncut, non chill-filtered bourbon came in at 141.1 proof and there are plans to release more each year.

Three other A. Smith Bowman Distillery bourbons were also recognized by judges, a group including spirits evaluators, brand ambassadors, whisky retailers, bartenders and mixologists. The other winners were:

Gold Medal

An excellent product that is among the best, remarkable

  • John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Silver Outstanding Medal

A very good product with complexity that is better than most

  • Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Silver Medal

A very good and recommended product that shows complexity.

  • Isaac Bowman Port Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey


Full results from the 2021 WoW Competition can be found at 

About A. Smith Bowman

A. Smith Bowman’s distilling roots date back to the years before Prohibition when the Bowman family had a granary and dairy farm in Sunset Hills, Virginia. They used excess grain from the family estate to distill spirits. In 1934, after the Repeal of Prohibition, Abram Smith Bowman and his sons continued the family tradition and built a more modern distillery in Fairfax County, Virginia called Sunset Hills Farm.  The Distillery was moved in 1988 and is now nestled in Spotsylvania County near the city of Fredericksburg, 60 miles away from the original location.

As a small and privately owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery continues the time-honored traditions on which it was founded. Considered a micro-distillery by today’s standards, A. Smith Bowman produces an assortment of hand-crafted spirits distilled from only the finest natural ingredients and using the latest technology. This micro-distillery focuses on the production of premium spirits honoring the legacy of Virginia’s first settlers. As Virginia’s oldest and most award-winning distillery, its various brands have earned numerous prestigious awards over the years, including John J. Bowman Single Barrel, which was named America’s Best Non-Kentucky Single Barrel Bourbon at the 2020 American World Whiskies Awards. For more information on A. Smith Bowman, please visit

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