A. Smith Bowman Distillery Awarded Gold Medals, “Best of Category” Honor at 2019 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition
FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA (Aug. 29, 2019) – At this year’s Los Angeles International Spirits Competition, five A. Smith Bowman entries earned Gold Medals, and one, John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon, earned a Silver Medal.
Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Virginia Straight Bourbon was named a “Best of Category Bourbon with a Unique Finish” and also was awarded a Gold Medal, earning 91 points.
Other A. Smith Bowman spirits winning Gold Medals were:
- Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon (90 points)
- Tinkerman’s Gin – Curiously Bright & Complex (90 points)
- Tinkerman’s Gin – Sweet Spice (91 points)
- Tinkerman’s Gin – Citrus Supreme (90 points)
This competition, in its thirteenth year, is judged by a panel of the spirit industry’s most renowned judges including award-winning authors, buyers, journalists, educators and bar owners, who rate each spirit on a 100-point scale.
Complete results for the 2019 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition can be found at https://fairplex.com/competitions/spirits-competition/awards-celebration.
About A. Smith Bowman
A. Smith Bowman’s distilling roots date back to the years before Prohibition when the Bowman family had a granary and dairy farm in Sunset Hills, Virginia. They used excess grain from the family estate to distill spirits. In 1934, after the Repeal of Prohibition, Abram Smith Bowman and his sons continued the family tradition and built a more modern distillery in Fairfax County, Virginia called Sunset Hills Farm. The Distillery was moved in 1988 and is now nestled in Spotsylvania County near the city of Fredericksburg, 60 miles away from the original location.
As a small and privately owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery continues the time-honored traditions on which it was founded. Considered a micro-distillery by today’s standards, A. Smith Bowman produces an assortment of hand-crafted spirits distilled from only the finest natural ingredients and using the latest technology. This micro-distillery focuses on the production of premium spirits honoring the legacy of Virginia’s first settlers. Its various brands have won more than 100 awards in the past five years, including John J. Bowman Single Barrel, which received a gold medal at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.