A. Smith Bowman Distillery, prior back-to-back “World’s Best Bourbon” winner at the World Whisky Awards, today unveils A. Smith Bowman Cask Strength Bourbon Batch #2. Aged a minimum of 10 years with barrels hand-selected by Master Distiller Brian Prewitt and Distiller David Bock, the annual cask strength offering is bottled uncut and non-chill-filtered to offer fans the purest whiskey-drinking experience.
The second cask strength release from Virginia’s oldest distillery pushes the limits of high-proof whiskey, coming in at 144.5 proof. Tasting notes describe this bourbon as starting with aromas of cherry and toast with a slight hint of leather and caramel. On the palate, apple and cherry flavors appear first, followed by vanilla and roasted nuts, striking a balance between soft sweet floral notes and strong wood char flavors. The finish is slick, quite peppery and crisp, with an aftertaste that leaves your tastebuds bouncing with the memory of the delightfully intense experience.
“A. Smith Bowman Cask Strength Bourbon Batch #2 is a high-proof whiskey lover’s dream,” said Master Distiller Brian Prewitt. Distiller David Bock further elaborated on the second release of Cask Strength: “While last year’s inaugural Batch #1 boasted a more delicate profile that drank like a much lower proof bourbon (though it wasn’t!), this year’s offering really roars. Batch #1’s proof snuck up on you; Batch #2 slaps you in the char. Batch #2 also contains the last of the barrels Joe Dangler, former Master Distiller at A. Smith Bowman for over 30 years, laid down. We’re humbled to honor his lasting influence with this release.”
A. Smith Bowman Cask Strength Bourbon Batch #2 will be available in select markets in the United States beginning mid-December and through the A. Smith Bowman Distillery gift shop via online lottery. Bottles are packaged in 750 mL and available at suggested retail pricing is $99.99. For more information, please visit www.asmithbowman.com.