Eighth Generation Beam Distiller Freddie Noe Releases Third Chapter Of Little Book™ Whiskey Series – “The Road Home” – American Whiskey News

Clermont, KY (Sept. 5, 2019) – Freddie Noe, eighth generation Beam distiller and creator of Little Book® Whiskey, is proud to announce the third installment in his annual, limited-release series of blends – “Little Book Chapter 3: The Road Home.”

Following high acclaim for the first two blended whiskies within the Little Book series – 2017’s “The Easy” and 2018’s “Noe Simple Task” – the third chapter delivers on Noe’s passion for creating one-of-a-kind blends, while also honoring his storied family roots in Kentucky. Little Book Chapter 3: “The Road Home” features a blend of four super-premium Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskies, one from each brand of the original Small Batch Bourbon Collection created by his grandfather Booker Noe in the early 1990s. The result is a meticulously blended whiskey with depth of flavor and legacy.

‘The Road Home’ is about going back to your roots – literally and figuratively,” Noe said. “With the birth of my son this year I spent a lot more time at home, reflecting often on family and our legacy so I wanted to create something that honored the legacy and values passed down to me by my family. Whenever I drive down the road to the distillery, the same one my granddaddy Booker drove down, I’m reminded of his adventurous spirit, especially of his creation of the Small Batch Collection in a time when no one was drinking premium bourbon. I like to think he passed that same spirit along to me, which ultimately led me to blending.

Noe’s inspiration is manifested in the composition of the final blend, which features uncut and unfiltered1 whiskies of the original Small Batch Bourbon Collection, including: 9-year-old Knob Creek® and Basil Hayden’s® Bourbons, an 11-year-old Booker’s® Bourbon and a 12-year-old Baker’s® Bourbon. On the front of the palate, there’s a complexity from the vanilla, wood and caramel notes signature to the Knob Creek and Booker’s Bourbons, balanced out by the spiciness known to the Basil Hayden’s Bourbon. The 12-year-old Baker’s contributes a lingering, warm and sweet finish, layered with tones of oak.

“This particular blend carries a lot of sentimental value for me,” Noe explained. “Each of the individual bourbons are special to me, just as they were to my granddad, and I really wanted to make sure they came through the final blend in a way that would make him proud. Every aspect of Chapter 3 had to be absolutely perfect – the vanilla notes, the finish, the aroma – so I meticulously tested each blend to get it to a place that represented the entire Small Batch Collection while creating something totally new that I think people are really going to love.”

Little Book® “The Road Home” was developed by Freddie Noe with the following characteristics:

  • Blend Overview:
    • 9-year-old Knob Creek® Bourbon
    • 9-year-old Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
    • 11-year-old Booker’s® Bourbon
    • 12-year-old Baker’s® Bourbon
  • Proof: 122.6
  • Tasting Notes:  Little Book® “The Road Home” features the iconic flavors of the original Small Batch Collection – vanilla, caramel, spices – all in one when enjoying this new expression
  • Sipping Suggestions: Neat, over ice, or with a drop or two of water

Little Book® “The Road Home” will be available nationwide beginning in August 2019 in limited quantities with a Suggested Retail Price of $124.99 for a 750mL bottle.

For more information about Little Book® “The Road Home” and Freddie Noe’s work as a Beam distiller, please visit: https://www.littlebookwhiskey.com/, or visit us on Instagram @littlebookwhiskey.

About Little Book®
Little Book® is the first-ever product release from Freddie Noe, Eighth Generation Beam Distiller, son of current Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe and grandson of legendary Beam Master Distiller Booker Noe. An annual, limited release series, Little Book features new and unique high-quality blends each year that bring to life Freddie’s passion for blending and his curiosity for the limitless tastes that can be achieved through the blending process. Little Book is named as a nod to Freddie’s childhood nickname, given to him by his family for the many qualities he shared with his granddad, Booker Noe.

About Beam Suntory Inc.
As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands, Suntory whisky Kakubin and Courvoisier cognac, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s and Legent bourbon; Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki and Toki Japanese whisky; Teacher’s, Laphroaig and Bowmore Scotch whisky; Canadian Club whisky; Hornitos and Sauza tequila; EFFEN, Haku and Pinnacle vodka; Sipsmith and Roku gin; and Midori liqueur.

Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and vision of Growing for Good.  Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan.  For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/10/eighth-generation-beam-distiller-freddie-noe-releases-third-chapter-of-little-book-whiskey-series-the-road-home-american-whiskey-news/

Introducing Book One of The Ian Hunter Story™, a rare and collectable series of Laphroaig Super-Premium Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News

Laphroaig® unveils The Ian Hunter Series

Introducing Book One of The Ian Hunter Story™, a rare and collectable series of Laphroaig Super-Premium Whiskies

Beam Suntory’s Laphroaig has announced a unique and exclusive series of whiskies that honours the legacy of Ian Hunter, the last of the founding Johnston family to run the Laphroaig Distillery.

Each annual release will be set into a beautifully crafted book that will document a part of Ian’s rich legacy, making this a collection unlike any other and one that is sure to be treasured by Laphroaig fans across the world.

Ian Hunter: Book One

With only 400 9L cases produced globally of this rare whisky, Book One: ‘Unique Character’ reflects Ian Hunter’s formidable character and represents everything that is traditional about Laphroaig® today. Aged in first-fill bourbon barrels, this non-chill filtered whisky is beautifully rounded with a combination of sweet, zesty and medicinal notes.  This is where Ian Hunter’s influence is most obvious, as it was his decision to introduce American white oak barrels into the maturation process of Laphroaig®. Over time, the original smokiness of this 30-year-old whisky has become less of an assault on the senses. Beautifully married with the sweet vanilla notes enhanced with ageing, the whisky develops into a more mature, well-rounded dram.

The first chapter of the story starts with American oak.  Ian’s decision to introduce American oak casks to the maturation process is perhaps his greatest legacy. Like many Scotch distilleries, Laphroaig now matures much of its whisky in ex-bourbon casks, but it was Ian who saw the opportunity for Laphroaig and changed the course of the distillery forever. It is this innovation that we celebrate in Book One of The Ian Hunter Story. This is an exquisite, 30 year old Laphroaig®, matured solely in ex-bourbon barrels in tribute to Ian Hunter.

The legendary Ian Hunter

At times polarising but highly regarded and loved by those who knew him best, Ian Hunter is one of the most important figures in the history of single malt whisky. His influencer on Islay – one of the most famous whisky-producing regions – cannot be over-stated.

Ian joined the distillery in 1908 as the youngest member of the Johnston family. His relatives, the brothers Donald and Alexander Johnston had founded the distillery in 1815. His arrival had a lasting legacy on the distillery that is still used to this day as he is credited with doubling the production and successfully exporting Laphroaig whisky around the world.

One of his biggest successes was managing to sell Laphroaig to America during Prohibition.

Ian managed to do this by leveraging the spirit’s unique character, which meant that it could be sold for medicinal purposes.

John Campbell, Laphroaig distillery manager, comments: “If you visit the Laphroaig Distillery today its clear to see the impact of Ian Hunter through the practices and innovations that are still followed.  For good reason Ian is credited as the pioneer and innovator of this incredible whisky.  Without Ian,

the Laphroaig we know today would not exist, so we have much to thank him for. It is this legacy that we celebrate throughout the series.”

This limited edition whisky is available at The Whisky Exchange and The Whisky Shop from October 2019 for an RRP of £700.  Book Two will be released in 2020.

Tasting Notes

Nose:

Sweet and medicinal with manuka honey, light peat smoke, cooked apple and rosemary vanilla. Orgeat syrup and a hint of lemon peel complete the aroma. 

Palate:

Peaty and peppery with notes of herbs, cedar, kumquat zest and gorse flower. A sweetness of custard cream and vanilla pods. 

Finish:

Coastal with subtle iodine, sea salt and seaweed notes. A touch of coffee and oaky character. 

Colour:

Burnished gold. 

ABV:

Bottled at cask strength, 46.7% ABV.

The whisky is best served neat, with ice or water, given the high ABV of this cask strength dram.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/10/introducing-book-one-of-the-ian-hunter-story-a-rare-and-collectable-series-of-laphroaig-super-premium-whiskies-scotch-whisky-news/

Leith bar toasts to first anniversary with rare Glenglassaugh – Scotch Whisky News

Leith bar toasts to first anniversary with rare Glenglassaugh

An experimental and award-winning community pub in Leith, Nauticus, has released a specially selected and limited edition single cask malt in partnership with elemental coastal distillery Glenglassaugh to mark its first anniversary, of which there are just 275 bottles available.

The renowned and industry-established duo behind the bar’s creation, Kyle Jamieson and Iain McPherson, opened Nauticus last year with the aim of showcasing the best of Scottish produce, whilst drawing on Leith’s history for global trade. Working with their team of expert bartenders, Kyle and Iain identified the perfect cask for bottling following a rigorous blind tasting session of a handful of the Highland
distillery’s rarest stock, put forward by Glenglassaugh Master Blender, Dr. Rachel Barrie.

The contents of Cask 288 was distilled in 2011 and has been matured in a Sauternes hogshead barrel for eight years before being bottled at cask strength this May. The expression was chosen for its distinctive character developed through wine cask aging.

Lustrous gold in colour, the whisky is abundant in butterscotch, baked pineapple and sherried fruit with caramel and sea air on the nose. When tasted, this develops into salted honeycomb and chocolate with pineapple fondant, culminating in a long, creamy finish.

Kyle Jamieson, co-owner at Nauticus commented:

“This single cask Glenglassaugh bottling is a special landmark for us as we celebrate our first birthday. After sampling about 12 single malts from across the Highland region, this Glenglassaugh cask was a clear winner for us and stood out with its fantastic character.“Our ethos in Nauticus is to always put Scottish produce and Leith’s rich wine and spirits history under the spotlight. We believe this specific cask captures this perfectly in whisky form.”

Dr. Rachel Barrie, Master Blender at Glenglassaugh Distillery, said:

“This limited expression is a beautifully layered whisky that has been shaped and nurtured by the distillery’s coastal location and the elements surrounding our warehouses, boasting a delicious contrast of sweet flavour from the Sauternes oak with a hint of saltiness from the North Sea air that breaths into our casks. It’s been fantastic to work with the Nauticus team to bottle a really unique single malt in celebration of one of Scotland’s most exciting bars.”

The Glenglassaugh 2011 Cask 288 is now available at RRP £64.95 from Nauticus and Royal Mile Whiskies.

Glenglassaugh 2011 Cask 288 tasting notes:

Colour: Lustrous gold
Nose: Butterscotch, baked pineapple, sherried fruit with salted caramel and a whisper of sea air
Palate: Salted honeycomb and chocolate with pineapple fondant and custard cream

About Glenglassaugh Distillery:

On the crescent beach of Sandend Bay stands Glenglassaugh Distillery, producing a luscious coastal malt, shaped by the rich abundance of land and sea, with rolling waves of flavour. A complete distillation of its natural surroundings. A whisky whose essence is distilled from the visible and invisible influences of land, sea, air and spring water. Glenglassaugh Distillery, standing on the Moray Firth coast at the edge of the beautiful Sandend Bay, lay silent and forgotten for over two decades. Its heritage stretches back to 1875 when the distillery was founded by Colonel James Moir. It was on the banks of Glassaugh stream that the distillery was built, and its name ‘Glenglassaugh’ – meaning ‘valley of the grey-green place’ – has been taken from its beautiful surroundings. Despite being mothballed for over twenty years, the distillery has a history of elegant maturation, with award-winning old vintages dating back to the 1960s, and an award winning range of boutique younger whiskies, released in the years following the distillery’s reopening in 2008. As this jewel of a coastal malt is discovered and enjoyed, it promises to become a cult, contemporary classic.

About Nauticus:

The story of Nauticus began with Kyle and Iain, chatting over drinks about creating a bar to champion Scottish produce wherever possible. They dug deep – spending many days researching and thinking about every element. It soon became apparent that this had not been done before – this was brand new territory! Its priority was produce made in Scotland or owned by a Scottish company; where this wasn’t feasible, Scottish heritage somewhere down the line was paramount. 18 months later, the dream is a reality and 90% of Nauticus’ products are Scottish, or have Scottish links. The name Nauticus is latin for Nautical; the owners decided on this name due to Leith’s historical ties with shipping and global trade. Leith has an extremely rich and interesting history which has inspired the bar’s menu, with each chapter relating to a period of time in and around Leith; from tea and spice routes, the gin craze, sherry trade and the key role that Leith played in the whisky boom.
Nauticus was named the 2019 Admiral Taverns’ Pub of the Year at the Great British Pub Awards in London earlier this month, and is listed in the UK’s Top 50 Cocktail Bars.

GLENGLASSAUGH DISTILLERY:
www.glenglassaugh.com
Twitter: @Glenglassaugh
Instagram: glenglassaugh
Facebook: GlenglassaughDistillery

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/leith-bar-toasts-to-first-anniversary-with-rare-glenglassaugh-scotch-whisky-news/

Maker’s Mark® Introduces Its First-Ever Nationally Available Limited Release Bourbon – American Whiskey News

Loretto, Ky. (September 11, 2019) – Maker’s Mark® today announced the launch of its first-ever nationally available limited-release bourbon, Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series 2019 Limited Release: Stave Profile RC6. This cask strength expression of Maker’s Mark® Bourbon is finished with proprietary wood staves, referred to as Stave Profile RC6. The staves amplify notes of ripe fruit balanced with layers of baking spice – a taste profile inspired by the brand’s proprietary yeast strain used to produce its classic Maker’s Mark Bourbon. Only 255 barrels of the limited release bourbon will be produced, with bottles available at select retail locations beginning in late September.

This special edition bourbon is the first limited release in the Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series, a collection of Maker’s Mark expressions that use an innovative wood stave-finishing technique to enhance distinctive characteristics already present in Maker’s Mark® Bourbon. The series includes existing offerings Maker’s Mark 46™ and Maker’s Mark Private Select® and the distillery plans to introduce new limited-edition bourbons to the Series in the coming years.

We have been experimenting with wood finishing staves and techniques since we first released Maker’s Mark 46 in 2010, and it never ceases to amaze me how much natural flavor we can extract from just ten wood staves interacting with our bourbon over a period of time,” said Jane Bowie, Maker’s Mark Director of Private Select. “Stave finishes allow us to innovate with an already delicious product in a purposeful fashion, exploring different wood types, seasoning periods, cook times, and heat levels until we achieve the exact flavor vision we have in mind. We’re excited to share the distinct possibilities with whisky fans, starting with the 2019 Limited Release.

The 2019 Limited Release was created to introduce a version of Maker’s Mark that amplified the ripe fruit notes already found in the distillery’s proprietary yeast, balancing sweetness and spice. This specific vision was achieved by finishing fully-matured, cask strength Maker’s Mark Bourbon in a second barrel with ten proprietary “RC6” wood staves. The barrels were then rested in the Maker’s Mark limestone bourbon cellar, allowing the cask strength bourbon to interact with the staves to develop the expression’s unique flavor.

Developed over the course of two years in partnership with barrel producer Independent Stave Company, Stave Profile RC6 is made from American Oak that has first been exposed to the outdoors, or “seasoned,” for an extended 18 months before being toasted in a convection oven.

Bottled at 108.2 proof, each 750mL bottle of the Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series 2019 Limited Release will retail for a suggested $59.99 and will be available while supplies last.

About Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
In 1953, in Loretto, Kentucky, Bill Samuels, Sr., fulfilled his dream to create a handmade and delicious bourbon. He decided to make his whisky in small batches, using soft red winter wheat to enhance the softness and sweetness. He then rotated each barrel by hand for consistency, and finally, aged each barrel to taste. Bill Samuels, Sr., transformed bourbon from a “commodity” into a premium handmade spirit, and today Maker’s Mark® continues to make its bourbon the same way. In recent years, Maker’s Mark has introduced thoughtful, super-premium innovations to its portfolio including Maker’s Mark 46™  Maker’s Mark® Cask Strength, and Maker’s Mark Private Select®, the brand’s first-ever custom barrel program. In 1980, the Maker’s Mark distillery became the first distillery in America to be designated a National Historic Landmark and has also been decreed as the “world’s oldest operating bourbon whiskey distillery” by Guinness World Records. It remains one of the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s most popular tourist destinations, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. For more information, visit makersmark.com.

About Beam Suntory Inc.
As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands, Suntory whisky Kakubin and Courvoisier cognac, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s and Legent bourbon; Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki and Toki Japanese whisky; Teacher’s, Laphroaig and Bowmore Scotch whisky; Canadian Club whisky; Hornitos and Sauza tequila; EFFEN, Haku and Pinnacle vodka; Sipsmith and Roku gin; and Midori liqueur.

Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and vision of Growing for Good.  Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan.  For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/makers-mark-introduces-its-first-ever-nationally-available-limited-release-bourbon-american-whiskey-news/

Clydeside New Make Spirit

Distilleerderij: Clydeside Distillery
Regio: Schotland (Lowlands)
Fles: Clydeside New Make Spirit, OB 2018, 200ml
Kleur: clear
ABV: 63.5%

Fluweelzacht

De Clydeside Distillery is the new kid on the block in Glasgow in de handen van de Morrison dynastie, die we natuurlijk nog kennen van Morrison-Bowmore Distillers. Eén van de oprichters van deze distilleerderij is Tim Morrison, zoon van de legendarische Stanley P. Morrison. In 2016 begint Tim aan zijn levensdroom door een gloednieuwe distilleerderij te bouwen in het oude Pumphouse langs de Clyde. Vanzelfsprekend is er nog geen whisky, maar de new make wordt alvast commercieel beschikbaar gesteld in flesjes van 20cl. Dankzij Anthony kon ik ‘m proeven.

De neus is licht romig en clean. Een zachte mix van gesmolten boter en gekookte groentjes. Doet een beetje aan de paardenstal denken ook. Moutig hart met een verrassend zilt puntje, lijkt het wel. Iets van mosterdzaad? Ik vind het alvast prima.

Op smaak is dit een klassieke new make, maar hij vertoont nu al wel een flink zoetje. Kristalsuiker, lijkt het wel. Tikkeltje warmend van de alcohol en zacht gekruid. Wat aardse tonen, ook. Maar echt verrassend romig. Een fluweelzachte structuur.

De afdronk is warm, zoet en wordt nu wel heel erg kruidig. Zwarte peper op het sterfbed.

Ja, dit is erg aangenaam. Dat lijkt me een prima spirit om te rijpen om second fill vaten voor het beste resultaat. Merci, Anthony!

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 16-08-2019
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=5018

Clydeside Distillery

Clydeside Distillery
The Old Pump House
Queen’s Dock
100 Stobcross Road
Glasgow G3 8QQ
UK
+44 141 212 1401
www.theclydeside.com

Queen’s Dock

In 2016 begon Tim Morrison (zoon van de legendarische Stanley P Morrison die Bowmore, Auchentoshan en Glen Garioch bezat) met de bouw van een gloednieuwe distilleerderij in het Old Pump House nabij Queen’s Dock. Dat pomphuis werd gebouwd door Tim’s grootvader John Morrison in 1877, dus de locatie krijgt op die manier wel een extra dimensie. Het pomphuis was bedoeld om de hydraulische brug te bedienen om vrachtschepen toegang te geven tot het dok. Van hieruit vertrokken vrachtschepen (met whisky, maar ook andere goederen, natuurlijk) vanuit Glasgow naar alle uithoeken van de wereld.

Tim Morrison werkte lange tijd voor het bedrijf van zijn vader – Morrison-Bowmore Ltd – maar heeft ondertussen zijn eigen weg ingeslagen. Samen met zijn zoon runt hij sinds 2004 de onafhankelijke bottelaar A.D. Rattray en nu is hij dus ook distilleerder. Als manager van de distilleerderij werd Alistair McDonald aangetrokken, die voorheen dezelfde rol vervulde bij Auchentoshan. Op 23 november 2017 ging de distilleerderij open. We kunnen gerust van een revival van de Lowlands spreken, want naast deze Clydeside is er ook nog Auchentoshan, de nieuwe Glasgow Distillery terwijl Rosebank momenteel wordt verbouwd en Douglas Laing de eerste steen gelegd heeft van de Clutha Distillery.

Pomphuis

Clydeside mikt op een capaciteit van zo’n 500.000 liter spirit per jaar. Hiervoor maken ze gebruik van 2 stills. De wash still heeft een capaciteit van 8.000 liter, de spirit still zo’n 5.000 liter. Fermentatie vind plaats in 8 roestvrijstalen washbacks van 8.000 liter. Het water is afkomstig van Loch Katrine.

De eigenaars hebben het oude pomphuis omgebouwd tot prachtig bezoekerscentrum met café, restaurant en een heleboel multifunctionele zalen die afgehuurd kunnen worden.

Range

De eerste sprit werd pas in november 2017 te slapen gelegd, dus is het nog minstens tot eind 2020 wachten alvorens er van single malt sprake kan zijn. De stijl zal een typische Lowlander worden: fruitig en licht. Hij werd ‘ontworpen’ in samenwerking met de intussen overleden whisky consultant Dr. Jim Swam.

Ondertussen kan je al wel kennis maken met de New Make Spirit die in flesjes van 20cl te koop wordt aangeboden in het bezoekerscentrum. Daarnaast worden er momenteel bottelingen voorgeschoteld van A.D. Rattray en andere uit distilleerderijen die de Morrison familie in bezit heeft.

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=5011

A. Smith Bowman Distillery Bourbons Win Gold at American Whiskey Masters Competition

A. SMITH BOWMAN DISTILLERY BOURBONS WIN GOLD AT AMERICAN WHISKEY MASTERS COMPETITION 

FREDERICKSBURG, VA (Sept. 12, 2019) – Three bourbons from A. Smith Bowman Distillery, Bowman Brothers Small Batch, Isaac Bowman Port Finish, and John J. Bowman Single Barrel won gold medals at the 2019 American Whiskey Masters competition.

All awards are given at the discretion of the judges through a blind tasting. The panel of judges consisted of leading spirits specialists. The 2019 American Whiskey Masters was a competitive competition with more than 46 entries from 12 different companies.

“We are honored to receive gold medals for each of our core bourbons,” Master Distiller Brian Prewitt said. “Our team at A. Smith Bowman is dedicated to producing quality spirits, and these awards are a testament to that hard work.”

To find more information about A. Smith Bowman brands, please visit https://asmithbowman.com/

About A. Smith Bowman

A. Smith Bowman’s distilling roots date back to the years before Prohibition when the Bowman family had a granary and dairy farm in Sunset Hills, Virginia. They used excess grain from the family estate to distill spirits. In 1934, after the Repeal of Prohibition, Abram Smith Bowman and his sons continued the family tradition and built a more modern distillery in Fairfax County, Virginia called Sunset Hills Farm.  The Distillery was moved in 1988 and is now nestled in Spotsylvania County near the city of Fredericksburg, 60 miles away from the original location.

As a small and privately owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery continues the time-honored traditions on which it was founded. Considered a micro-distillery by today’s standards, A. Smith Bowman produces an assortment of hand-crafted spirits distilled from only the finest natural ingredients and using the latest technology. This micro-distillery focuses on the production of premium spirits honoring the legacy of Virginia’s first settlers. Its various brands have won more than 100 awards in the past five years, including John J. Bowman Single Barrel, which received a gold medal at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. For more information on A. Smith Bowman, please visit www.asmithbowman.com.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/a-smith-bowman-distillery-bourbons-win-gold-at-american-whiskey-masters-competition/

A. Smith Bowman Distillery Bourbons Win Gold at American Whiskey Masters Competition

A. SMITH BOWMAN DISTILLERY BOURBONS WIN GOLD AT AMERICAN WHISKEY MASTERS COMPETITION 

FREDERICKSBURG, VA (Sept. 12, 2019) – Three bourbons from A. Smith Bowman Distillery, Bowman Brothers Small Batch, Isaac Bowman Port Finish, and John J. Bowman Single Barrel won gold medals at the 2019 American Whiskey Masters competition.

All awards are given at the discretion of the judges through a blind tasting. The panel of judges consisted of leading spirits specialists. The 2019 American Whiskey Masters was a competitive competition with more than 46 entries from 12 different companies.

“We are honored to receive gold medals for each of our core bourbons,” Master Distiller Brian Prewitt said. “Our team at A. Smith Bowman is dedicated to producing quality spirits, and these awards are a testament to that hard work.”

To find more information about A. Smith Bowman brands, please visit https://asmithbowman.com/

About A. Smith Bowman

A. Smith Bowman’s distilling roots date back to the years before Prohibition when the Bowman family had a granary and dairy farm in Sunset Hills, Virginia. They used excess grain from the family estate to distill spirits. In 1934, after the Repeal of Prohibition, Abram Smith Bowman and his sons continued the family tradition and built a more modern distillery in Fairfax County, Virginia called Sunset Hills Farm.  The Distillery was moved in 1988 and is now nestled in Spotsylvania County near the city of Fredericksburg, 60 miles away from the original location.

As a small and privately owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery continues the time-honored traditions on which it was founded. Considered a micro-distillery by today’s standards, A. Smith Bowman produces an assortment of hand-crafted spirits distilled from only the finest natural ingredients and using the latest technology. This micro-distillery focuses on the production of premium spirits honoring the legacy of Virginia’s first settlers. Its various brands have won more than 100 awards in the past five years, including John J. Bowman Single Barrel, which received a gold medal at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. For more information on A. Smith Bowman, please visit www.asmithbowman.com.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/a-smith-bowman-distillery-bourbons-win-gold-at-american-whiskey-masters-competition/

CROWD SOURCED BOURBON FROM BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY NAMED BEST IN SHOW – American Whiskey News

CROWD SOURCED BOURBON FROM BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY NAMED BEST IN SHOW

Weller CYPB and 11 Other Whiskeys Win Awards at North American Bourbon Whiskey Competition

FRANKFORT, KY (Sept. 17, 2019) – Buffalo Trace Distillery bourbon brand, W.L. Weller CYPB (Craft Your Perfect Bourbon) won “Best Of Show” at the 2019 North American Bourbon Whiskey Competition (N.A.B.W.C.). W.L. Weller CYPB is a wheated recipe bourbon and is the result of thousands of whiskey drinkers crafting their perfect bourbon at www.yourperfectbourbon.com.

In addition to the “Best Of Show” award, Buffalo Trace Distillery bourbons received 11 other awards, including two double gold medals. The bourbons were awarded as follows:

  • Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Double Gold
  • W.L. Weller 12yr Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Double Gold
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. Kentucky Straight Barrel Whiskey – Gold
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey – Gold
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. Kentucky Small Batch Whiskey – Silver
  • Eagle Rare 10yr Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Silver
  • W.L. Weller Special Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Silver
  • Old Weller Antique 107 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Silver
  • Elmer T. Lee Kentucky Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey – Silver
  • McAfee’s Benchmark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Silver
  • Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Bronze

The N.A.B.W.C. promotes excellence in bourbon, whiskey, and moonshine through a double-blind competition. The competition is based on a 100-point scale. The spirits are judged by styles and price categories. The top award in the competition is “Best Of Show.”

“We’re honored to receive not only ‘Best Of Show’ but 11 other awards as well,” Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley said. “Our fans sure know how to pick a good bourbon. Our W.L. Weller CYPB is proof that our fans have award-winning taste.”

To find more information about Buffalo Trace brands, please visit https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/

About Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1773 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee.  Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 21 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Its Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon was named World Whiskey of the Year by “Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2018.”  Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 500 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/crowd-sourced-bourbon-from-buffalo-trace-distillery-named-best-in-show-american-whiskey-news/

CROWD SOURCED BOURBON FROM BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY NAMED BEST IN SHOW – American Whiskey News

CROWD SOURCED BOURBON FROM BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY NAMED BEST IN SHOW

Weller CYPB and 11 Other Whiskeys Win Awards at North American Bourbon Whiskey Competition

FRANKFORT, KY (Sept. 17, 2019) – Buffalo Trace Distillery bourbon brand, W.L. Weller CYPB (Craft Your Perfect Bourbon) won “Best Of Show” at the 2019 North American Bourbon Whiskey Competition (N.A.B.W.C.). W.L. Weller CYPB is a wheated recipe bourbon and is the result of thousands of whiskey drinkers crafting their perfect bourbon at www.yourperfectbourbon.com.

In addition to the “Best Of Show” award, Buffalo Trace Distillery bourbons received 11 other awards, including two double gold medals. The bourbons were awarded as follows:

  • Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Double Gold
  • W.L. Weller 12yr Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Double Gold
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. Kentucky Straight Barrel Whiskey – Gold
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey – Gold
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. Kentucky Small Batch Whiskey – Silver
  • Eagle Rare 10yr Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Silver
  • W.L. Weller Special Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Silver
  • Old Weller Antique 107 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Silver
  • Elmer T. Lee Kentucky Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey – Silver
  • McAfee’s Benchmark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Silver
  • Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Bronze

The N.A.B.W.C. promotes excellence in bourbon, whiskey, and moonshine through a double-blind competition. The competition is based on a 100-point scale. The spirits are judged by styles and price categories. The top award in the competition is “Best Of Show.”

“We’re honored to receive not only ‘Best Of Show’ but 11 other awards as well,” Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley said. “Our fans sure know how to pick a good bourbon. Our W.L. Weller CYPB is proof that our fans have award-winning taste.”

To find more information about Buffalo Trace brands, please visit https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/

About Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1773 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee.  Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 21 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Its Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon was named World Whiskey of the Year by “Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2018.”  Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 500 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/crowd-sourced-bourbon-from-buffalo-trace-distillery-named-best-in-show-american-whiskey-news/