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    Abraham Bowman BOURBON

    So here's a new one for you. I just picked up a bottle two days ago for a Christmas gift, and can't crack it open :-(. It's Abraham Bowman BOURBON. Here's what's on the handwritten label:

    Proof (138.6) 69.3% alc/vol
    Distilled 01-18-93
    Bottled 09-12-11
    Description Bourbon Whiskey

    Has anyone tried this? I loved their last release of rye. At this proof, I wonder if this is a (slightly) more accessible version of Stagg -- I mean, this stuff is probably distilled at BT, since Bowman is Sazerac, right? There's all this stuff on the bottle saying it's "produced" at Bowman in Fredericksburg, but it doesn't say where it's distilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmarkle View Post
    So here's a new one for you. I just picked up a bottle two days ago for a Christmas gift, and can't crack it open :-(. It's Abraham Bowman BOURBON. Here's what's on the handwritten label:

    Proof (138.6) 69.3% alc/vol
    Distilled 01-18-93
    Bottled 09-12-11
    Description Bourbon Whiskey

    Has anyone tried this? I loved their last release of rye. At this proof, I wonder if this is a (slightly) more accessible version of Stagg -- I mean, this stuff is probably distilled at BT, since Bowman is Sazerac, right? There's all this stuff on the bottle saying it's "produced" at Bowman in Fredericksburg, but it doesn't say where it's distilled.
    3 days and counting until I make it back home to get the TPS Bowman Rye and Bourbon. They came highly recommended from a couple or sources on the forum. I wanted to get them before I left a couple of days ago but work and home schedules did not cooperate.


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    Re: Abraham Bowman BOURBON

    Here's the article John Hansell wrote about it:
    http://www.whiskyadvocateblog.com/?s=Bowman

    The Party Source in KY is selling two different single barrels of it as well. Very tasty bourbon.

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    Re: Abraham Bowman BOURBON

    Quote Originally Posted by dmarkle View Post
    So here's a new one for you. I just picked up a bottle two days ago for a Christmas gift, and can't crack it open :-(. It's Abraham Bowman BOURBON. Here's what's on the handwritten label:

    Proof (138.6) 69.3% alc/vol
    Distilled 01-18-93
    Bottled 09-12-11
    Description Bourbon Whiskey
    That is the Bowman Gift Shop version. I have a bottle but haven't
    opened it yet. I have been told it is better than TPS barrels # 1
    (137.9 proof) & 5 (140.0 proof.)
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    Re: Abraham Bowman BOURBON

    Awesome. Looks like I got this guy a killer Christmas gift. Now I want some>

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    Re: Abraham Bowman BOURBON

    That bottle is outstandinglytabulously good.

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    Re: Abraham Bowman BOURBON

    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    That bottle is outstandinglytabulously good.
    Love your descriptive terminology Sky...how many have you bunkered since tasting it at Bowman last month?
    You can find me in chat most nights on days ending with the letter y!

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    Re: Abraham Bowman BOURBON

    Quote Originally Posted by hectic1 View Post
    Love your descriptive terminology Sky...how many have you bunkered since tasting it at Bowman last month?
    Just one in the bunker, and one open. I probably should've picked up another bottle or two, but I'm not sweating it. There has been more than enough good bourbon flowing through the pipeline lately.

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    Re: Abraham Bowman BOURBON

    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    Just one in the bunker, and one open. I probably should've picked up another bottle or two, but I'm not sweating it. There has been more than enough good bourbon flowing through the pipeline lately.
    Yeah...I grabbed 3 of the gift shop bottle, 2 PS #5, and 1 PS #1...that's more then enough to last a good while. You on the other hand that would last a couple months!
    You can find me in chat most nights on days ending with the letter y!

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    Re: Abraham Bowman BOURBON

    I review it in the new Reader. While it's more wood than I normally like, the other side of the coin is an intense fruitiness that is very nice. I compared it to the Cognac-finished Parker's. It has that kind of richness. Very nicely done.

    How much did you guys pay. I said about $70. Worth it, I think.

 

 

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