A Sweet Taste of Victory: How A. Smith Bowman Bourbon Earned Double Gold
The North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition is one of the most prestigious events in the industry. With participants from all over North America, it’s a fierce competition to see who can come out on top. This year, A. Smith Bowman Bourbon took the top prize with their Double Gold win. Let’s take a closer look at what makes this bourbon so special.
The A. Smith Bowman Story
A. Smith Bowman has been producing bourbon since 1935. Located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, they are the oldest family-owned distillery in the United States. Their focus on quality over quantity has earned them many accolades over the years. Their bourbon is made with locally sourced grains, distilled in copper pot stills, and aged in charred American oak barrels.
So, what makes this A. Smith Bowman Bourbon so special? First, it’s made with a unique blend of corn, wheat, and malted barley. This blend gives it a sweet taste with hints of vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch. It’s aged in barrels with a #4 char, which means the inside of the barrel is toasted to perfection. This gives the bourbon a distinct smokey flavor that pairs perfectly with its sweet notes.
The Double Gold Win
The North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition judges hundreds of entries each year. This year, A. Smith Bowman Bourbon was awarded a Double Gold medal. This prestigious award is only given to the best of the best. To earn a Double Gold, a bourbon must receive a Gold medal from all judges. In other words, it must be unanimously agreed upon that this bourbon is exceptional.
A. Smith Bowman Bourbon has been producing quality bourbon for nearly a century. Their commitment to sourcing quality ingredients, using time-honored methods, and aging in charred American oak barrels has paid off. This year, they earned the top prize at the North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition with their Double Gold win. If you haven’t tried A. Smith Bowman Bourbon, it’s time to give it a taste. You won’t be disappointed.