A. Smith Bowman Distillery
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 After Virginia repealed Prohibition in 1935, A. Smith Bowman built a groundbreaking whiskey distillery on his farm utilizing the excess grain produced in his fields.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
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 Distillery in the News
- April 28, 2020Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon Awarded Double Gold Medal
- February 19, 2020Whisky Magazine Names John J. Bowman America’s Best Non-Kentucky Single Barrel Bourbon
- December 18, 2019A. Smith Bowman Distillery Announces Limited Abraham Bowman Whiskey Twice Finished Release