AWARDS

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Throughout the 2000s, A. Smith Bowman Distillery has won numerous awards for our hand-crafted spirits. While we are proud of all of our awards and accolades, we’re especially proud of these few:

2021

2020 North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition Gold Award

John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Limited Edition Cask Strength Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey received Gold medals at the 2021 North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition (NABWC).

Lonely Planet

A. Smith Bowman Distillery named a “Top 7 Day Trip from Richmond, Virginia” by Lonely Planet.

2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Finalist and Great Value Awards

John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey was distinguished as “Great Value,” awarded an “Excellent, Highly Recommend” distinction, and named a finalist for the prestigious Chairman’s Trophy, the 2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge’s highest honor.

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George Bowman Colonial Era Dark Caribbean Rum was awarded an “Excellent, Highly Recommend” distinction at the 2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

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Deep Run Virginia Vodka was awarded an “Excellent, Highly Recommend” distinction at the 2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

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Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey was awarded a “Very Good, Strong Recommendation” distinction at the 2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

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Isaac Bowman Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey Port Barrel Finish was awarded a “Very Good, Strong Recommendation” distinction at the 2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

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Sunset Hills Virginia Gin was awarded a “Very Good, Strong Recommendation” distinction at the 2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

Master Medal

Limited Edition Cask Strength Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey awarded a Master Medal in The American Whiskey Masters.

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce

A. Smith Bowman Distillery was named Small Business of the Year award from the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.

2020

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John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey was named America’s Best Non-Kentucky Single Barrel Bourbon by Whisky Magazine, which was announced at the 2020 American World Whiskies Awards.

Double Gold Medal Winner Award

Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey was awarded the Double Gold Medal at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Gold Medal Winner Award

Deep Run Small Batch Virginia Vodka and George Bowman Colonial Era Dark Caribbean Rum were awarded Gold Medals at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Silver Medal Winner Award
2020 International Whisky Competition Awards

Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey was awarded First Place at the 2020 International Whisky Competition.

2020 International Whisky Competition Awards

Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey was awarded Second Place at the 2020 International Whisky Competition.

2020 International Whisky Competition Awards

John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey was awarded Third Place at the 2020 International Whisky Competition.

Gold Medal Winner Award
Silver Medal Winner Award

Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey was awarded a Silver Medal at the 2020 American Whiskey Masters.

2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Great Value, Chairman's Trophy, and Top 100 Spirits Awards

George Bowman Colonial Era Dark Caribbean Rum was awarded Chairman’s Trophy at the 2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge. In addition, it was distinguished as “Great Value” and made the competition’s Top 100 Spirits.

2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Great Value Award

Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey was distinguished as “Great Value” at the 2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

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Sunset Hills Virginia Gin was distinguished as “Very Good, Strong Recommendation” at the 2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

2020 North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition Gold Award

John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey were awarded Gold Medals at the 2020 North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition (NABWC).

2020 North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition Silver Award

Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey was awarded the Silver Medal at the 2020 North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition (NABWC).

2020 International Spirits Challenge Gold Award
2020 International Spirits Challenge Silver Award

2019

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A. Smith Bowman Distillery was named “Distillery of the Year” by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association.

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Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey was awarded a “Very Good, Strong Recommendation” distinction at the 2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

2019 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition Best of Category Gold Award

Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey was named a “Best of Category Bourbon with a Unique Finish” and also was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2019 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition.

2019 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition Gold Award
Gold Medal Winner Award
Gold Medal Winner Award

Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Tinkerman’s Curiously Bright & Complex Gin, and Tinkerman’s Sweet Spice Gin were awarded Gold Medals at the 2019 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition (NYWSC).

2020 North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition Gold Award

John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey was awarded a Double Gold Medal at the 2019 North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition (NABWC).

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Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2019 World Whiskies Awards.

Gold Medal Winner Award

John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Abraham Bowman Limited Edition Port Finished Bourbon Whiskey were awarded Gold Medals at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

2018

2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Double Gold Award

Tinkerman’s Citrus Supreme Gin and John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey were awarded Double Gold Medals at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

2017

John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey was awarded “World’s Best Bourbon” by Whisky Magazine.