Following the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, Abram S. Bowman purchased the Sunset Hills Estate, situated in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Virginia. Together with his sons, Bowman began farming the estate and within a few years, Bowman was able to harvest more corn, wheat and rye than he was able to sell at the market. As a result, Bowman built a distillery at Sunset Hills, and began distilling the excess grains he harvested into bourbon.
Bowman Brothers Pioneer Spirit Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey pays homage to the legacy of the Bowman family. The bourbon is made from a mash of corn, rye and malted barley that is fermented with a proprietary strain of yeast and then distilled three times through a unique, copper still. Following distilled, the bourbon is aged in American, white oak casks with a #3 char for a minimum of seven years (a #3 char indicates that the interior of the cask has been burned for 35 seconds).
Bowman Brothers Bourbon has a pure amber color, along with an aroma of caramelized apples, roasted nuts, vanilla custard and freshly baked cookies. The aroma opens up to notes of gingerbread, chocolate, toffee and coconut cream, and finishes with a spicy touch of dried fruits.
The bourbon won the Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2011 and 2013, and earned a score of 92 points from the Beverage Testing Institute.
Bottle Size: 750mL