A. Smith Bowman Distillery is adding a permanent expression to its portfolio, A. Smith Bowman Cask Strength Bourbon. Aged a minimum of 10 years with barrels hand-selected by Master Distiller Brian Prewitt, the A. Smith Bowman Cask Strength will be an annual release, bottled uncut and non chill-filtered.
The first release will be available in late June, and comes in at 141.1 proof. Tasting notes for this bourbon describe it as starting off with the aroma of vanilla, apple, and dried cherries. Hints of toasted pecan and candied nuts give way to brown sugar, brown spice, and toasted coconut. The finish is oily and viscous with a delicious aftertaste that keeps going on long after the final sip.
“We’re excited to add another offering in the A. Smith Bowman line of bourbons, especially a Cask Strength, which we’re sure will be really popular with our fans, said Master Distiller Brian Prewitt. “This first release in this annual series contains barrels selected from the lower tiers in Warehouses A1 and A. We thought the flavor combinations resulted in a delicate sipping bourbon that drinks like a much lower proof. We hope you agree!”
The A. Smith Bowman Cask Strength Bourbon will be available in select markets across the United States, as well through the A. Smith Bowman Distillery gift shop via online lottery. The whiskey is packaged in 750 ml bottles and is priced at $99.99.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
In April, A. Smith Bowman Distillery announced the latest release in its A. Smith Bowman Experimental Collection, Cane and Coffee. This cane spirit originated in 2017, when a blend of black strap molasses and evaporated cane juice was co-fermented with a custom selection of roasted coffee, then additional coffee beans were added to the botanical basket of the still and the coffee bean essences were vapor extracted in the recovered spirit. The spirit was then left to rest in used bourbon barrels.