David Bock has combined his love of whiskey and operational skills to lead the A. Smith Bowman Distillery team, producing some of Virginia’s finest spirits enjoyed around the world.
David honed his distilling and operational experience at the Sazerac House, where he started the distilling program from the ground up, including sourcing raw material, training distillation techniques to new team members, and starting up new bottling lines.
In his role at A. Smith Bowman, David continues the tradition of distilling fine bourbons such as John J. Bowman, Bowman Brothers, and other spirits at Virginia’s oldest and most award-winning distillery, while leaning into his creative side by crafting unique mash bills, barrel finishes, and other surprises through A. Smith Bowman’s experimental series.
Prior to joining the Sazerac Company, David was the Head Distiller at NOLA Distilling, where he was one of the three founding members, and also worked as a distiller for Celebration Distillation in New Orleans. David is looking forward to producing more award-winning spirits at A. Smith Bowman Distillery.