A. Smith Bowman
Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey
10 Years Old
Produced by A. Smith Bowman Distillery - Fredericksburg, Virginia
Mash Bill: Undisclosed
Small Batch - Batch 1
Retail Price: $100
Poured Neat in a Glencairn
Nose: Creaminess, Green Apple, Nectarines, Cinnamon, Brown Sugar and Charred Oak
Palate: Viscous and sweetness upfront. Tons of Vanilla and Brown Sugar with hints of Apple Pie and Caramel.
Finish: Extra long finish with a warm oily coating.
Overall: This bottle was provided by Sazerac and for that I'm grateful. In no way did this gift persuade my opinion or my review. I keep things real in the Library and let me tell you, this Cask Strength is the real deal. I know the accessibility of this bottle is not ideal, but if there is a chance to try it in a bar or at a friend's house, I strongly recommend it. I was expecting a high volume of heat before popping the cork. At 141.1 Proof, who wouldn't? Almost zero ethanol on the nose and that lead to a fully complex palate witch is when it started getting warm. Not hot. The warm hug stays with you throughout the entire tasting. A coating that is very much welcomed because after, comes even more flavors. When the warmth starts to fade, the true and typical bourbon flavors start to shine even more. It honestly created an exceptional experience.
Library Rating: 9.4 / 10