|John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey|
I really enjoyed meeting with Master Distiller, Truman Cox, on my visit along with a few other employees at the friendly distillery. Truman had a ton of passion for distilling and aging some great whiskey and that really shows in the Bowman Brothers, John J Bowman, and Abraham Bowman products. The John J. is my current favorite and my frontrunner for new bourbon of the year at The BTS. John J. Bowman is triple distilled. The first 2 distillations take place at Buffalo Trace while the last distillation takes place at the A. Smith Bowman facility. This bourbon is then aged 12-14 years (based on my experiences w/ the regular product and some private bottlings) standing straight up at the Bowman facility and bottled at 100 proof. This is a phenomenal bourbon whiskey. Fragrant nose, tasting hints of toffee, chocolate, fig, and hints of vanilla. Delicious!
|The A. Smith Bowman Distillery aging warehouse|