A. Bowman Gingerbread Beer Finished Bourbon Just Right For Fall - The Whiskey Wash

A. Bowman Gingerbread Beer Finished Bourbon Just Right For Fall

By Nino Marchetti / October 19, 2013

556847_522902397785922_1704362886_nFrom the “blink and you’ll miss it” limited release whiskey department comes word of a special bottling from Virginia-based A. Smith Bowman Distillery. It is bit of a bourbon collaboration with a local brewery that will likely sell out quickly, even at $70 per bottle.

The Abraham Bowman Gingerbread Beer Finished Bourbon, according to the distillery, has quite a story behind it. The barrels this bourbon rested in have been around the block a bit,

starting with originally aging Bowman Brothers Bourbon from 2004 to 2012.  In 2012, four used barrels were given to Hardywood Brewery located in Richmond, Va. 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.

As for what this unique bourbon’s flavor profile is like, tasting notes from Bowman indicate “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.”

Sounds like a perfectly decadent fall sipping whiskey to me!