Barrels at A. Smith Bowman Distillery

A. Smith Bowman Distillery Receives Tasting Awards at 2020 International Spirits Challenge

FREDERICKSBURG, VA (Dec. 1, 2020) — Seven of A. Smith Bowman Distillery’s spirits took honors at the 2020 International Spirits Challenge, receiving Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. The list of winners includes four whiskeys, three of which are bourbon whiskeys, and a gin, vodka and rum.

The three Gold Medal winners include Abraham Bowman Limited Edition Virginia Whiskey, Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey and John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Silver Medal honors went to Isaac Bowman Port Finished Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Sunset Hills Small Batch Gin and Deep Run Small Batch Vodka. George Bowman Small Batch Dark Rum took home a Bronze Medal.

“We are thrilled to have such a variety of spirits recognized by such well-respected judges across multiple categories,” Master Distiller Brian Prewitt said. “We strive to produce the highest quality spirits across the board and feel honored that our commitment was evident to the judges.”

The International Spirits Challenge launched in 1995 to promote spirits from across the globe, offering five medals per category. The ISC Tasting Awards establish their winners based on a rigorous judging process involving over 12 days of blind tastings by panels of more than 50 industry professionals. Complete results for the 2020 International Spirits Challenge can be found at