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A. Smith Bowman Distillery

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Impressive Facility

We are locals and decided to visit this distillery. We were very impressed with the history of A... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Oaken Barrels Make MMmm good !

Bowman's is not a large facility but it is immaculate. The distillery tour was amazing. Never... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Complimentary tours are offered every hour on the hour, Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Gift Shop is open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Historical Highlights A Smith Bowman bought the Sunset Hills estate farm in 1927 and opened up a...more
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1 Bowman Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22408-7346
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We are locals and decided to visit this distillery. We were very impressed with the history of A. Smith Bowman as well as the facility. During the tasting, we were provided a signature cocktail made with their product. The beverage was refreshing.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Brian P, General Manager at A. Smith Bowman Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So glad that you decided to stop by and see us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bowman's is not a large facility but it is immaculate. The distillery tour was amazing. Never realized what went into making Bourbon! The taste testing was enjoyable. They also make rum and gin. They have won many prizes for their Bourbon.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

My taste buds rate Bowman's bourbon as #1. The Mary Hite is pretty tasty too. Take some time to enjoy their historical brewery tour and afterwards meander on over to their gift shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

Drove up from RVA on a Saturday morning and arrived in time for the 11 am tour. Fascinating history of the family, the distillery, and the building it's in. Been on a few brewery tours but this was my first time at a distillery. If...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Brian P, Master Distiller at A. Smith Bowman Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2019

We are very glad that you stopped by to visit us, and it is great to hear that you enjoyed the tour. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Brian Prewitt Master Distiller

Reviewed February 13, 2019

This local distillery makes world-class bourbon as well as other spirits. The tour of the facility was very interesting and our guide was knowledgable and witty. The tasting after the tour was very nice, and the gift shop has many bourbon-related items for the lover...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We are from Kentucky and enjoy learning about bourbon outside of its home state. Learning the history of the building was as interesting as tasting the bourbon. They also make gin and rum there. Free tour and free tastings!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

No crowd for the 12 noon tour. Cathy did a get job. Enjoyed the history and the tasting, both of which are free. Enjoyed the single barrel the best. Their vodka and the Carmel bourbon cream are highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

We took the tour and enjoyed the beverage tasting. Our host was excellent, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about their products. The entire experience was at no cost. The rum barrel aged bourbon is superb and all praised the caramel bourbon liquor.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Distilleries are the new trend in ways to sample alcohol made in Virginia. As opposed to the size of the tastings, hard drinks are very small. But, after taking the walking tour, learning the history of Bowmans, the process of making the alcohol, you are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

The tour of the Smith Bowman Distillery provide an excellent over view of whiskey/bourbon process. The tour guide David Sweet, provide details and took time for both those who had never made a tour before, and those who had specific question due to their past...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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January 13, 2016|
Response from Brian P | Property representative |
Hours are 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday. Tours depart every hour on the hour with the last tour departing at 4:00 pm.