Just in time for fall, A. Smith Bowman announces the release of its Abraham Bowman Limited Edition Gingerbread Beer Finished Bourbon.
The barrels used for this bourbon have had quite a journey, starting with originally aging Bowman Brothers Bourbon from 2004 to 2012. In 2012, four used barrels were given to Hardywood Brewery located in Richmond, Virginia, upon which the Brewery aged its award-winning Gingerbread Stout inside for 12 weeks.
In February 2013, the barrels were returned to A. Smith Bowman and were filled with bourbon that had been made in April 2006 and then aged for another two months. The bourbon was then removed and put into used bourbon barrels, where it was left to age for four more months.
In total, the Abraham Bowman Gingerbread Beer Finished Bourbon has been aged seven years and three months. Tasting notes for the bourbon describe it as toasted graham crackers and gingerbread spice. Wonderful toasted nut, cinnamon, and clove, followed by hints of fruity nut bread. This bourbon has a medium palate weight and pleasantly moderate finish.
“The Gingerbread Beer Finished Bourbon has a great nose and taste starting with its spicy entry and rounding out with a pleasant finish,” says Brian Prewitt, master distiller, A. Smith Bowman Distillery. “It’s been a fun experiment to be a part of and I’m looking forward to coming up with more experiments under the Abraham Bowman line in the future.”
The Abraham Bowman Limited Edition Whiskey Gingerbread Beer Finished Bourbon will be available starting in October. It is a very limited supply. Alcohol by Volume is 45 percent (90 proof).