Bowman Brothers Bourbon & John J. Bowman Single Barrel Bourbon

Aged for seven and ten years, each of these bourbons has earned the Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Sold out

Product Information

Size: 750ml 
Proof: Bowman Brothers: 90 (45% ABV); John J. Bowman: 100 (50% ABV)
Distiller: A. Smith Bowman Distillery
Availability: This product is not available in AK, DE, HI, MA, MN, NH, PA or TX.

Tasting Notes

Bowman Brothers: Aroma of caramelized apples, roasted nuts, vanilla custard and freshly baked cookies. Notes of gingerbread, chocolate, toffee and coconut cream on the palate. Finishes with a spicy touch of dried fruits.
John J. Bowman: Fragrant nose of marmalade and soft biscuits with notes of toffee, leather, figs and almonds. Center-palette is dominated by signature notes of apples and pears which lead to a long, dry finish.

Following the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, Abram S. Bowman purchased the Sunset Hills Estate, situated in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Virginia. Together with his sons, Bowman began farming the estate and within a few years, Bowman was able to harvest more corn, wheat and rye than he was able to sell at the market. As a result, Bowman built a distillery at Sunset Hills, and began distilling the excess grains he harvested into bourbon.

Bowman Brothers Pioneer Spirit Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey pays homage to the legacy of the Bowman family. The bourbon is made from a mash of corn, rye and malted barley that is fermented with a proprietary strain of yeast and then distilled three times through a unique, copper still. Following distilled, the bourbon is aged in American, white oak casks with a #3 char for a minimum of seven years (a #3 char indicates that the interior of the cask has been burned for 35 seconds).

Bowman Brothers Bourbon has a pure amber color, along with an aroma of caramelized apples, roasted nuts, vanilla custard and freshly baked cookies. The aroma opens up to notes of gingerbread, chocolate, toffee and coconut cream, and finishes with a spicy touch of dried fruits. The bourbon won the Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2011 and 2013, and earned a score of 92 points from the Beverage Testing Institute.

John J. Bowman Pioneer Spirit Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey pays homage to the legacy and pioneering spirit of Abram Bowman’s great, great uncle, Colonel John J. Bowman. An excellent horseman, Bowman was considered to be one of the “Four Centaurs of Cedar Creek.” In 1779, Bowman led a force of 300 soldiers against the Shawnee town of Chillicothe in order to prevent Native Americans from attacking frontiersman settling in Virginia. Just two years later, Bowman served as justice of the peace over the first county court held in Kentucky and was later appointed military governor of Kentucky County.

Similar to Bowman Brothers Bourbon, John J. Bourbon is made from a mash of corn, malted barley and rye that is fermented with a proprietary strain of yeast and distilled three times through “Mary,” a copper-pot still named in honor of John Bowman’s mother. After distillation, the bourbon is aged for ten years in new, American oak casks with a #3 char. Following its decade-long beautyrest, the bourbon is brought to 100 proof before each single-barrel bottle is filled and labeled by hand.

John J. Bowman Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey has a fragrant nose of marmalade and soft biscuits with notes of toffee, leather, figs and almonds. The center-palette is dominated by signature notes of apples and pears which lead to a long, dry finish. John J. Bowman Bourbon earned the Double Gold Medal at the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the Silver Medal at the 2011 Fifty Best Tasting Competition.

Pick up two award-winning bourbons today!