A. Smith Bowman Distillery introduces Sequential Series Bourbon in US


Virginia-based A. Smith Bowman Distillery has expanded experimental whisky line Abraham Bowman with the release of  Sequential Series Bourbon.

The new release comprises two expressions. The first was aged in a new charred white oak barrel for nine years before being transferred to bourbon barrel for a further nine years.

Nearly, 50% of the bourbon barrels were barreled at 125 proof, while the others were barreled at 115 proof for a period of three years and five months.

For the second expression, the company aged the product in new charred white oak barrels for nine years before transferring it to barrels that had previously been used to age bourbon and port wine. Half of these fourth-use barrels were barreled at 125 proof and the remaining half were barreled at 115 proof before finishing for three years and five months.

"The series takes its name from Abraham Bowman, who commanded the 8th Virginia Regiment in the American Revolutionary War."

A.Smith Bowman’s master distiller Brian Prewitt explained that the bourbon from the second-use barrels has flavours of vanilla, baked apples, and cherry, followed by sweet caramel to offer a sweet taste.

The fourth-use barrels had notes of dried fruit and dark spices, offering a taste of figs and vanilla with a slightly peppery finish with subdued oak.

The Sequential Series Bourbons are limited-edition whiskies. The series takes its name from Abraham Bowman, who commanded the 8th Virginia Regiment in the American Revolutionary War.

The expressions are retailed at $39.99 for a 375ml bottle.