A. Smith Bowman Distillery Holiday Gift Guide: A Liquor For Everyone On Your List
Ahhh, the weather is starting to turn cold and the holidays are fast approaching. It’s the most wonderful time of the year to get into the spirit of gifting spirits!
Hosting the entire family for upcoming holidays or just love giving a sure-to-be crowd-pleaser gift? It’s never too early to start searching for the perfect gifts to give during the holidays.
Whether you’re looking for a bourbon whiskey gift perfect for your family who lives down the road, or something extra special for that far-flung loved one you haven’t seen the past couple of years, A. Smith Bowman Distillery has an award-winning spirit for everyone on your list — and they’re all Santa approved.
Here are A. Smith Bowman Distillery’s best bottles for gifting — and psst! they are all award-winning! We’ve compiled a bourbon and liquor gift guide for holiday gifts to help you determine what to get if your giftee likes to sip, likes to mix, or if you have no idea which spirit to choose.
Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distilled three times using a mixture of corn, rye, and malted barley, this award-winning bourbon tastes like vanilla, spice, and oak. This bourbon was awarded a “Very Good, Strong Recommendation” distinction at the 2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
Perfect For: The sweet tooth or new-to-bourbon drinker.
Pairs Well With: Cigars, apple pie, and bourbon meatballs.
Taste Great In: Winter-Spiced Old Fashioned
Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Aged in charred white oak barrels, then finished in port barrels, this whiskey has distinct flavors of jam with caramel and spice notes, winning a “Very Good, Strong Recommendation” distinction at the 2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
Perfect For: The wine drinker or sweet syrup savant.
Pairs Well With: Ganache truffles, stilton cheese, and nut medleys.
Taste Great In: Maple Leaf Cocktail
John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey
This bourbon has delicious hints of toffee, leather, figs, and almonds. A single-barrel bourbon aged in the oldest barrels at A. Smith Bowman Distillery, it was recently awarded the Gold Medal at the 2022 International Wine & Spirits Competition.
Perfect For: The picky pour-er or bourbon enthusiast.
Pairs Well With: Salty ham, green bean casserole, and peach pie.
Taste Great In: Black Manhattan
Sunset Hills Virginia Gin
Our award-winning small-batch gin is distilled with high-quality juniper, angelica, and other flavorful botanicals. Sunset Hills Virginia Gin was awarded a “Very Good, Strong Recommendation” distinction at the 2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
Perfect For: The one who doesn’t like brown liquor but loves refreshing cocktails.
Pairs Well With: Smoked salmon, fresh berries, and spicy foods.
Taste Great In: Cranberry Sauced Martini
Deep Run Virginia Vodka
Our Deep Run Virginia Vodka is distilled seven times for an incredibly smooth sipper that was awarded an “Excellent, Highly Recommend” distinction at the 2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
Perfect For: People who love a night out with fun, fizzy, and fresh cocktails.
Pairs Well With: Caviar, smoked sausages, and rare steak.
Taste Great In: Coffee and Cream Martini
George Bowman Small Batch Colonial Era Dark Caribbean Rum
This pot-still rum is distilled, aged, and blended down in the Caribbean, spending years aging in the sweltering heat, so each sip is dark in color and full of flavor. The subtle aroma of coconut and vanilla is followed by the rich flavors of molasses, honey, and brown sugar in this San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 Gold Medal-winning rum.
Perfect For: Sweet cocktail lovers and the life of the party.
Pairs Well With: Sharp cheddar cheese, oven-roasted chicken, and dark chocolate.
Taste Great In: Outrigger Cocktail
Mary Hite Bowman Caramel Bourbon Cream Liqueur
Named after the matriarch of the Bowman family, this delightfully smooth liqueur is a delicious and creamy blend of our award-winning bourbon with local Virginia dairy cream and caramel that creates an all-around delicious creamy liqueur perfect for any friend or family member’s bar cart.
Perfect For: The after-dinner drinker or the creamy cocktail connoisseur.
Pairs Well With: Chocolate and raspberry tarts, chocolate-covered strawberries, and pretzels.
Taste Great In: Run, Mary, Run Mudslide
Want to bring nothing but joy to your loved ones? If you’re looking for something you can gift your entire crew coming for the holidays, you can’t go wrong with a holiday gift basket that includes a few (or five! or six!). Looking for more A. Smith Bowman Distillery swag? Head to our online shop or visit our Gift Shop located within our Fredericksburg Distillery!