International Review of Spirits 89
"Pure amber color. Aromas of caramelized apples and nuts, vanilla custard, and delicate anise cookie follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity with good depth and nice chocolately toffee and gingerbread notes. Finishes with a drying coconut cream and Asian spice accented fade. Lots of nice spicy, fruity character will make this a great choice for mixologists.
This small batch bourbon has been distilled three times using the finest corn, rye and malted barley. Our unique copper still produces a flavor like no other bourbon. After many years of aging in new charred oak barrels, this 90 proof Virginia bourbon whiskey will please even the most discerning palate. The nose is warm like the Virginia summer. Its complex flavor has hints of vanilla and oak, while the finish is smooth and mellow like a quiet night on the front porch. Enjoy straight, over ice or with a splash of water." ~ Distillery notes
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A Smith Bowman bought the Sunset Hills estate farm in 1927 and opened up a dairy and granary. The farm was so abundant that he needed a use for the excess grain from his fields. In 1935, after the repeal of prohibition in the state of Virginia, he built and licensed the distillery. His sons maintained that tradition, continuing to feed the distillers grains to the dairy cattle, which were known to be the most contented cows in Virginia.