Presentation on theme: "The Bowman Family George Bowman & Mary Hite were pioneers during the 1700s in the colony of Virginia. They were among the first to settle the Shenandoah."— Presentation transcript:
2 The Bowman FamilyGeorge Bowman & Mary Hite were pioneers during the 1700s in the colony of Virginia. They were among the first to settle the Shenandoah Valley, an area that was difficult to access due to the obstacle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It became a crucial area for the development of Virginia’s wheat and merchant milling exports.Their sons, John, Abraham, Joseph, and Isaac Bowman became Virginia militia officers in the American Revolutionary War.In 1779, they led thirty pioneer families to Madison County, Kentucky and established Bowman’s Station. The brothers then helped establish Fayette County, Kentucky in The Bowman’s left a true family legacy legacy and were admired by fellow settlers for their courage and bravery.
3 Distilling HistoryA. Smith Bowman’s distilling roots began before Prohibition. The Bowman family had a dairy & granary farm in Fairfax County , Virginia that they called Sunset Hills. Excess grain from the farm was used to start distilling spirits. In 1935, after the Repeal of Prohibition, Abram Smith Bowman built and licensed a slightly more modern distillery. This was the first licensed distillery after Prohibition on the East CoastIn 1988 , the distillery was moved to its current location, nestled in the historic city of Fredericksburg , VA in Spotsylvania County.Here, A. Smith Bowman continued the tradition of making hand crafted, small batch, premium spirits. It’s undeniable the Bowman family has a rich history and provided great contributions to our country, the state of Virginia, and the whiskey industry.
4 The Distillery TodayAs a small and privately owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery continues the time-honored traditions on which it was founded. With the help of our trusty still, “Mary”, A. Smith Bowman produces an assortment of spirits distilled from only the finest natural ingredients, crafted by hand, every step of the way. We have a passion for making premium spirits honoring the legacy of Virginia’s first settlers.
5 Master Distiller, Truman Cox Born in Indiana, Truman grew up fascinated by his Grandfather’s tales of driving “gin trucks” from local farms into Chicago and Detroit. Earning a degree in Chemistry in Iowa, Truman learned the science, process, and equipment needed to make spirits .Then he went to Kentucky, where he learned about the trade, craft, and artistry, of making exceptional spirits.When Truman became Master Distiller of A. Smith Bowman Distillery, he sought to honor the pioneering Bowman family and their distilling history . By creating premium hand crafted whiskey, vodka, gin and rum, he achieves this vision.Truman keeps a watchful eye and passionate heart while overseeing A. Smith Bowman Distillery. The result is a collection of distinctive premium spirits that capture the pioneer spirit of Virginia.
6 Small Batch Collection Virginia’sSmall Batch Collection
7 Bowman Brothers Small Batch Bourbon Honoring the pioneering legendsof the original Bowman BrothersSmall Batch90 proofHandmade with Cork Finish6 pack case$29.99 retail
8 John J. Bowman Single Barrel Bourbon Double Gold Medal Winner2012 San Francisco Wine & Spirits CompetitionHonors Colonel John J. Bowman,early colonial military commanderand governorSingle Barrel100 proofHandmade with Cork Finish6 pack case$49.99 retail
9 Limited Edition Whiskey Abraham BowmanLimited Edition WhiskeySpecial ReleaseEach is distinctiveProduced periodically with unique recipe, proof, age, etc.Named for Abraham Bowman, Commander of the 8th Virginia RegimentHandmade with Cork FinishVery limited6 pack case$69.99 retail
10 Deep Run Small Batch Vodka Named after the fresh lake adjacentto A. Smith Bowman DistillerySmall Batch80 proofDistilled 7 timesHandmade with Cork Finish6 pack case$27.99 retail
11 Sunset Hills Small Batch Gin Named after the originalBowman family estate in Fairfax, VirginiaSmall Batch80 proofMild flavor of juniper andother botanicalsHandmade with Cork Finish6 pack case$28.99 retail
12 George Bowman Dark Rum Named after the patriarch of the Bowman family who establishedthe original family estate in VirginiaSmall Batch80 proofDark, rich, and sweetWell aged Caribbean rumHandmade with Cork Finish6 pack case$29.99 retail