Angela H. Traver

Public Relations Manager

Buffalo Trace Distillery


Ph: 502-696-5957

For Immediate Release



Fredericksburg, VA-The San Francisco World Spirits Competition announced its
2006 winners and Virginia Gentleman 90 Bourbon Whiskey received a double
gold medal. Virginia Gentleman 90 or "VG90" as it is known is a Small Batch
Bourbon produced using a unique triple distillation method in a special
copper still and multi-layered filtration system combined with at least six
years of aging in new charred oak barrels.

VG90 has received many accolades in recent years, including a four star
rating from the Spirit Journal, a gold medal in 2004 and a double gold medal
in 2003 at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Also at the 2004
competition, VG90 was named "Best American Whiskey."

"This competition was comprised of 701 spirits from 52 countries and six
continents making it the largest spirits competition in America," said
Bowman Master Distiller, Joe Dangler. "To earn this competition's highest
honor speaks volumes on the quality of Virginia Gentleman 90 Bourbon."

For more information on VG90 or the other products produced at A. Smith
Bowman Distillery please visit

About A. Smith Bowman

Founded in 1935 by Abram Smith Bowman and his sons, Smith and DeLong, the
family enterprise began by producing bourbon on their farm in Fairfax
County, VA at the end of Prohibition. The Bowman family was joined in
the1970's by Jay Adams, descendent of President John Adams and Robert E. Lee
IV, great-grandson of Gen. Robert E. Lee, as well as current Master
Distiller, Joe Dangler. The Distillery moved to its current location,
historic Fredericksburg, VA, in 1988 and continues to make the highest
quality Virginia Bourbon utilizing a unique "triple distillation" technique.

A. Smith Bowman was recently acquired by Buffalo Trace Distillery of
Franklin County, Kentucky. The two have had a long running relationship and
plan on continuing the production of quality spirits in both Virginia and