A. Smith Bowman Takes Silver at the 2013 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition

John J. Bowman Virginia Straight Bourbon WhiskeyFredericksburg, VIRGINIA (June 26, 2014) The results from the 2014 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition are in, and A. Smith Bowman Distillery had an excellent showing.

The distillery’s only entry in this year’s competition, John J. Bowman Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey, known for its smooth taste, earned a silver medal.

“The taste speaks for itself,” Brian Prewitt, master distiller, said. “We put a lot of hard work into our whiskeys and John J. Bowman is no exception. Being recognized like this by the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition means a lot to us.”

The Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition was formed in 2007, with an esteemed panel of judges using a blind-tasting method to award medals to the best distilled spirits from around the world.  The award-winning entries will be displayed during the Los Angeles County Fair, Aug. 29-Sept. 28, 2014 in “The Wine, Beer & Spirits Marketplace.”

Complete results of the 2012 LAIWSC are available at www.laspiritscomp.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.  In response to the rapid rise of taxes in Northern Virginia, 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. For more information on A. Smith Bowman, please visit www.asmithbowman.com.