A. Smith Bowman Distillery

Home of the world’s best bourbon. Two years in a row.

The oldest distillery in Virginia, A. Smith Bowman Distillery’s roots date back to the years before Prohibition when A. Smith Bowman purchased a dairy and granary called Sunset Hills Farm in 1927. After Virginia repealed Prohibition in 1935, A. Smith Bowman built a groundbreaking whiskey distillery on his farm utilizing the excess grain produced in his fields. Now located in Fredericksburg, our historic family-owned distillery continues to balance the time-honored traditions on which we were founded with innovation and experimentation to produce premium, hand-crafted spirits. As Virginia’s most award-winning distillery, our various brands have been honored with many prestigious awards over the years, including World’s Best Bourbon two years in a row! Offering complimentary tours seven days a week, we look forward to welcoming you to A. Smith Bowman Distillery!


  • Tasting Room
  • Group Tours
  • Bottle Shop
  • Private Events


  • whiskey
  • bourbon
  • gin
  • rum
  • vodka
  • liqueurs

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  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Curbside Pickup
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Pay Us A Visit
Out of caution for COVID-19 concerns, this location is temporarily closed to visitors.
Mon: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tues: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thurs: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1 Bowman Dr,
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

The historic family-owned distillery has relocated from Sunset Hills to Fredericksburg, yet still continues to balance long-lived traditions, honoring on the Virginia’s great pioneers. Take a complimentary tour of Virginia’s most award-winning distillery. Tours run hourly until 4pm.

Our Cocktails

A. Smith Bowman Distillery
JP Fetherston, Mixologist
A. Smith Bowman
Lauren Spain, Mixologist
TJ Dinch, Mixologist
Beth Dixon, Mixologist
Brett Harder, Mixologist