Copper cocktail shaker with A. Smith Bowman Distillery logo etched in black.
After 20 years as a Corporate Manager with Lowe’s, David is now enjoying his retirement by giving highly enjoyable and informative tours. With a deep love of learning, he shares his passion for spirits with everyone he meets.
Mary graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a B.A. in History and enjoys working with the public, being able to interact with groups of all ages, and prides herself in her ability to provide excellent customer service by giving distillery tours.
Originally from Butte, MT, Linda is a Gonzaga and University of Mary Washington graduate. With a background in Fine Arts and Historic Preservation, Linda shares a wealth of local knowledge and experience with every guest she tours.
One of our most dynamic tour guides, Erin is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington here in Fredericksburg, VA. She brings a high level of enthusiasm and knowledge to every tour she gives
Mira has a passion for public speaking and enjoys learning about the chemistry and artistry that goes into distilling. Trust us, you’ll be able to hear her passion loud and clear on your next tour.
In his spare time, Art enjoys camping, hiking, and high-altitude mountain climbing. He’s also an Eagle Scout in the BSA and loves archaeology. There is never a dull moment with Art, and if he’s taken you on a tour, you know first hand!
Ken is a Michigan native who spent six years in the Marine Corps and nine years in the Army. Today, he gives amazing tours, and helps run our gift shop.
When she’s not giving tours of our distillery, Michelle enjoys volksmarching, reading and rereading classics and adjusting to being an empty nester.
As our newest Machine Operator, Justin works diligently bottling and quality checking our spirits. When not at the bottling line, you will see Justin helping out with barreling and organizing the warehouse.
Neil is quickly becoming a jack-of-all-trades working alongside our Machine Operators. He operates everything from the grist mills to the stills and barrel dumping to the bottling line.
As a 29-year distillery veteran, Jimmy has a wealth of knowledge that he loves to share. Always with a smile on his face, Jimmy operates all equipment during distillation, barrel dumping and processing.
As our Operations Supervisor, Bill oversees the smooth operation of our distillery. Often working side-by-side with his staff, Bill can be found operating the stills, cooking mash and unloading trucks on his favorite piece of equipment, the forklift.
As our Distillery Events Associate, Michelle is responsible for supervising and facilitating all of our events. She manages the booking process, including showing potential clients the facility.
Over her 30 years with A. Smith Bowman Distillery, Debbie has taken on various roles including Bottling Line Worker, Krones Labeler Operator, and Bottling Line Foreman. Today, she puts her experience to work managing production compliance, shipping and receiving and gift shop operations.