About – “John J., Abraham, Joseph, and Isaac Bowman were Virginia militia officers in the American Revolutionary War. This hand-crafted bourbon whiskey is a tribute to their heroism. Our Bowman Brothers Small Batch Bourbon is distilled three times using the finest corn, rye, and malted barley, producing distinct hints of vanilla, spice, and oak.” Bowman Brothers has an interesting story, they are owned by Sazerac (the company who also owns Buffalo Trace), their bourbon is distilled by Buffalo Trace, and is then sent to Virginia where it is distilled twice more in their pot still and age the bourbon. Bowman Brothers Small Batch is bottle at 90 proof, retails for around $30 and carries no age statement.
Nose – Nice mix of baking spice and brown sugar. It is really well balanced.
Palate – A sugary sweetness hits first, followed by a nice cinnamon spice. On ice there is a slight floral note. Short sweet finish leaving behind something reminiscent of a Worther’s Original.
Score – B
Verdict – Overall this a really nice bourbon. It is sweet and very easy to drink. It isn’t overly complex, and could easily be considered a stepping stone bourbon. If that is what you are looking for it is pretty fairly priced, and you should go pick up a bottle.