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I have been looking for a list of Abraham Bowman releases in order but haven't been able to find them anywhere online, including here. I have some info but it's incomplete. Does anybody have any info to add?

Abraham Bowman #2 Cask Strength 18y 138.6 pr
Abraham Bowman #3 Cask Strength 17y 147.5 pr
Abraham Bowman #4 Port Finish 8yr 100 pr
Abraham Bowman #5 Last Millennium 16yr 100 pr
Abraham Bowman Coffee Finish 11y 134.6 pr
Abraham Bowman Double Barrel 7yr 100 pr
Abraham Bowman Vanilla Bean 7yr 6m 90 pr
Abraham Bowman #12 High Rye 100 pr
Abraham Bowman #13 Touriga & Merlot Wine Finished 100 pr

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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B.B. Babington

It's buried deep in boxes so maybe look a later date.  This might maybe have been the first abraham bowman?  It came out the same time they first released the regular bowman ($25?) and the better bowman ($45?) and then this at $69.95.  I bought all 3 the same week.  Right after they discontinued Fox.  I found where I bought it late October or early November, 2009.  Found stuff on internet that sounds right, maybe 9-10 yo 90 proof.  It is/was super super good, much better than Handy.  Very rich taste with lots of nuanced flavors.  

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VAGentleman

Yes the Rye was the first Abraham that was released 9 years and 90 proof.  I'll look at my bottles and update the list later today

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15 hours ago, silverc said:

I have been looking for a list of Abraham Bowman releases in order but haven't been able to find them anywhere online, including here. I have some info but it's incomplete. Does anybody have any info to add?

Abraham Bowman #1 Rye 9 yr 90 proof

Abraham Bowman #2 Cask Strength 17y 138.6 pr
Abraham Bowman #3 Cask Strength 18y 147.5 pr
Abraham Bowman #4 Port Finish 8yr 100 pr
Abraham Bowman #5 Last Millennium 13 and 15 year mix yr 100 pr

Abraham Bowman #6 Gingerbread Beer finished 7 yr 90 proof

Abraham Bowman #7 Port finish 12 year 100 ppr

Abraham Bowman #8 Double Barrel  7 yr 100pr

Abraham Bowman #9 Cider finished 9.5 yr 100 pr
Abraham Bowman #10 Vanilla Bean 9 yr 90 pr

Abraham Bowman #11 Coffee Finish 9y 134.6 pr
Abraham Bowman #12 High Rye 100 pr
Abraham Bowman #13 Touriga & Merlot Wine Finished 100 pr

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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11 hours ago, VAGentleman said:

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Thanks for the info, VAGentleman! Much appreciated.

They did two different Port Finished releases? I had one of them recently at a bar in Roanoke and I was surprised to see it was the Port Finished. I didn't notice an age, but it was 100 proof, so I assumed it was release #4, but maybe it was release #7.

Either way it was very nice.

 

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Yep two different port finishes.  The first one had the hand written label in dark ink, similar to the picture above of the Rye.  The newer one had typed print in thin letters

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18 minutes ago, VAGentleman said:

Yep two different port finishes.  The first one had the hand written label in dark ink, similar to the picture above of the Rye.  The newer one had typed print in thin letters

They also had dates on it like the rye above that clearly distinguished the 8yo from the 12yo.. My recollection is that they were two different batches of whiskey as the start date for one was not the same for the other. The 12, which was released about a year after the 8 in 2013, was started 3 years before the 8.

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Correct the first was distilled in 2004 and bottled in 2012.  The second distilled in 2001 and bottled in 2013

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They did this Barrel Proof Rye in 2011.

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VAGentleman

That was/is some of the best Rye I've ever had.  I'm assuming thats from one of the two TPS Single Barrels PS?  Those are the only ones I'm aware of

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22 minutes ago, VAGentleman said:

That was/is some of the best Rye I've ever had.  I'm assuming thats from one of the two TPS Single Barrels PS?  Those are the only ones I'm aware of

Here is the other TPS bottled the day before and absolutely on some of the best rye.  It's my longest opened bottle and haven't been able to bring myself to make it an empty one. 

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High Flyer

Back in 2010 when I realized my favorite rye ever was a one-of-a-kind limited release, I ran to every nearby Virginia ABC and gathered 15 bottles.  I'm down to 9 of the rye now.  But somehow I got a 2009-release 11-year Abraham Bowman rye in the mix? 

 

I'm not sure when they started the AB "project", but when I had the chance to spend a day with Truman Cox (GRHS), I got the impression that even the 2009 may not be the first.

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#15 Showed up briefly on the VA ABC website before being taken down.  Gingerbread/Cocoa beer finished from Hardywood brewery in Richmond.  Supposed to come out in October.  375 ml bottles only. $39.99

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On ‎8‎/‎24‎/‎2016 at 8:57 PM, bigmzungu said:

#14 is the Wheat Bourbon

Anyone taste this?  I snagged a bottle in the VABC lottery (thank god for nice, flexible coworkers in Virginia that will go buy this stuff for me).  Haven't looked at it closely yet.  Need to open soon.  I didn't like the coffee (not a coffee fan but those who liked it LOVED it), vanilla bean was meh, I thought Touriga & Merlot Wine was very good not overly sweet/winey, don't think I've tried high rye yet.

 

Last time I was at the distillery I had missed the gingerbread cocoa beer one by a few days.  They said that the distillery allocation sold out in under an hour the morning it was released at limit 1 per customer (used to be limit 2 on the 375ml bottles).  They said some went to distribution but not many.  I haven't seen or heard of it in any stores, VABC or otherwise.

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2 minutes ago, namadio said:

Anyone taste this?  I snagged a bottle in the VABC lottery (thank god for nice, flexible coworkers in Virginia that will go buy this stuff for me).  Haven't looked at it closely yet.  Need to open soon.  I didn't like the coffee (not a coffee fan but those who liked it LOVED it), vanilla bean was meh, I thought Touriga & Merlot Wine was very good not overly sweet/winey, don't think I've tried high rye yet.

 

Last time I was at the distillery I had missed the gingerbread cocoa beer one by a few days.  They said that the distillery allocation sold out in under an hour the morning it was released at limit 1 per customer (used to be limit 2 on the 375ml bottles).  They said some went to distribution but not many.  I haven't seen or heard of it in any stores, VABC or otherwise.

The gingerbread cocoa finish was also a lottery item on VA ABC. I opted not to drive down to the distillery that Saturday and take my chances with the lottery. Unfortunately I missed out. Life goes on. 

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1 minute ago, JoeTerp said:

The gingerbread cocoa finish was also a lottery item on VA ABC. I opted not to drive down to the distillery that Saturday and take my chances with the lottery. Unfortunately I missed out. Life goes on. 

Damn I must've missed that lottery.  Although I don't think I'm fond of the weird finishes most of the time, I like to try and make that determination.

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Here are some updates to the list:

 

Abraham Bowman Rye 11 year (1998/2009) 90 proof  750ml

Abraham Bowman Rye 9 year (2001/2010) 90 proof  750ml

Abraham Bowman Rye 10 year (2001/2011) 138.8 proof  750ml

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Abraham Bowman #1 Rye 9 year  90 proof

Abraham Bowman #2 Cask Strength 18 year 138.6 proof

Abraham Bowman #3 Cask Strength 17 147.5 proof

Abraham Bowman #4 Port finish 8 year 100 proof

Abraham Bowman #5 Last Millennium 13 and 15 year mix 100 proof

Abraham Bowman #6 Gingerbread Beer finished 7 year 90 proof

Abraham Bowman #7 Port finish 12 year 100 proof

Abraham Bowman #8 Double Barreled 7 year (2006/2014) 100 proof  750ml

Abraham Bowman #9 Cider finished 9.5 year 100 proof

Abraham Bowman #10 Vanilla Bean 9 year 90 proof

Abraham Bowman #11 Coffee finish 9 year 134.6 proof

Abraham Bowman #12 High Rye 7 year (2007/2015) 100 proof  750ml

Abraham Bowman #13 Touriga & Merlot Wine finished 11 Year (2004/2015) 100 proof  375ml

Abraham Bowman #14 Wheat  Bourbon 9 year (2007/2016) 94 proof  750ml

Abraham Bowman #15 Gingerbread Cocoa finished 9 year (2006/2016) 90 proof  375ml

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On 2/22/2017 at 10:33 PM, bcljones said:

 

 

With last night's release the updated list is:

 

Abraham Bowman Rye 11 year (1998/2009) 90 proof  750ml

Abraham Bowman Rye 9 year (2001/2010) 90 proof  750ml

Abraham Bowman Rye 10 year (2001/2011) 138.8 proof  750ml

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Abraham Bowman #1 Rye 9 year  90 proof

Abraham Bowman #2 Cask Strength 18 year 138.6 proof

Abraham Bowman #3 Cask Strength 17 147.5 proof

Abraham Bowman #4 Port finish 8 year 100 proof

Abraham Bowman #5 Last Millennium 13 and 15 year mix 100 proof

Abraham Bowman #6 Gingerbread Beer finished 7 year 90 proof

Abraham Bowman #7 Port finish 12 year 100 proof

Abraham Bowman #8 Double Barreled 7 year (2006/2014) 100 proof  750ml

Abraham Bowman #9 Cider finished 9.5 year 100 proof

Abraham Bowman #10 Vanilla Bean 9 year 90 proof

Abraham Bowman #11 Coffee finish 9 year 134.6 proof

Abraham Bowman #12 High Rye 7 year (2007/2015) 100 proof  750ml

Abraham Bowman #13 Touriga & Merlot Wine finished 11 Year (2004/2015) 100 proof  375ml

Abraham Bowman #14 Wheat  Bourbon 9 year (2007/2016) 94 proof  750ml

Abraham Bowman #15 Gingerbread Cocoa finished 9 year (2006/2016) 90 proof  375ml

Abraham Bowman #16.1 Sequential Series - 2nd Use Barrels 12 year, 5 month 100 proof 375ml

Abraham Bowman #16.1 Sequential Series - 4th Use Barrels 12 year, 5 month 100 proof 375ml

Abraham Bowman #17 Sweet XVI (Wheated Bourbon) 16 year 116 proof 750ml

Abraham Bowman #18 Bourbon Whiskey 14.5 year 146.1 proof 750ml

 

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Updated list to count for this upcoming Saturday's release #19.  If any SB'ers plan on being there let me know as I'm looking to be there.

 

With last night's release the updated list is:

 

Abraham Bowman Rye 11 year (1998/2009) 90 proof  750ml

Abraham Bowman Rye 9 year (2001/2010) 90 proof  750ml

Abraham Bowman Rye 10 year (2001/2011) 138.8 proof  750ml

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Abraham Bowman #1 Rye 9 year  90 proof

Abraham Bowman #2 Cask Strength 18 year 138.6 proof

Abraham Bowman #3 Cask Strength 17 147.5 proof

Abraham Bowman #4 Port finish 8 year 100 proof

Abraham Bowman #5 Last Millennium 13 and 15 year mix 100 proof

Abraham Bowman #6 Gingerbread Beer finished 7 year 90 proof

Abraham Bowman #7 Port finish 12 year 100 proof

Abraham Bowman #8 Double Barreled 7 year (2006/2014) 100 proof  750ml

Abraham Bowman #9 Cider finished 9.5 year 100 proof

Abraham Bowman #10 Vanilla Bean 9 year 90 proof

Abraham Bowman #11 Coffee finish 9 year 134.6 proof

Abraham Bowman #12 High Rye 7 year (2007/2015) 100 proof  750ml

Abraham Bowman #13 Touriga & Merlot Wine finished 11 Year (2004/2015) 100 proof  375ml

Abraham Bowman #14 Wheat  Bourbon 9 year (2007/2016) 94 proof  750ml

Abraham Bowman #15 Gingerbread Cocoa finished 9 year (2006/2016) 90 proof  375ml

Abraham Bowman #16.1 Sequential Series - 2nd Use Barrels 12 year, 5 month 100 proof 375ml

Abraham Bowman #16.1 Sequential Series - 4th Use Barrels 12 year, 5 month 100 proof 375ml

Abraham Bowman #17 Sweet XVI (Wheated Bourbon) 16 year 116 proof 750ml

Abraham Bowman #18 Bourbon Whiskey 14.5 year 146.1 proof 750ml

Abraham Bowman #19 Twice Finished 13 year 100 proof 750 ml

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Well they did a pre-release at a very limited distillery event last weekend (I really wanted to go but sadly missed out).  Supposedly #20 will be out soon:

 

Abraham Bowman Rye 11 year (1998/2009) 90 proof  

Abraham Bowman Rye 9 year (2001/2010) 90 proof  

Abraham Bowman Rye 10 year (2001/2011) 138.8 proof  

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Abraham Bowman #1 Rye 9 year  90 proof

Abraham Bowman #2 Cask Strength 18 year 138.6 proof

Abraham Bowman #3 Cask Strength 17 year 147.5 proof

Abraham Bowman #4 Port finish 8 year 100 proof

Abraham Bowman #5 Last Millennium 13 and 15 year mix 100 proof

Abraham Bowman #6 Gingerbread Beer finished 7 year 90 proof

Abraham Bowman #7 Port finish 12 year 100 proof

Abraham Bowman #8 Double Barreled 7 year (2006/2014) 100 proof  

Abraham Bowman #9 Cider finished 9.5 year 100 proof

Abraham Bowman #10 Vanilla Bean 9 year 90 proof

Abraham Bowman #11 Coffee finish 9 year 134.6 proof

Abraham Bowman #12 High Rye 7 year (2007/2015) 100 proof  

Abraham Bowman #13 Touriga & Merlot Wine finished 11 Year (2004/2015) 100 proof  375ml

Abraham Bowman #14 Wheat  Bourbon 9 year (2007/2016) 94 proof  

Abraham Bowman #15 Gingerbread Cocoa finished 9 year (2006/2016) 90 proof  375ml

Abraham Bowman #16.1 Sequential Series - 2nd Use Barrels 12 year, 5 month 100 proof 375ml

Abraham Bowman #16.1 Sequential Series - 4th Use Barrels 12 year, 5 month 100 proof 375ml

Abraham Bowman #17 Sweet XVI (Wheated Bourbon) 16 year 116 proof 

Abraham Bowman #18 Bourbon Whiskey 14 year, 5 month 146.1 proof 

Abraham Bowman #19 Twice Finished 13 year 100 proof 

Abraham Bowman #20 Gingerbread #2 10 year, 6 month 110 proof

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These have gotten even harder to find locally and a bit like PHC are seemingly getting more expensive with every release. I have stopped looking and would likely only consider if it fell in my lap and I could try it first (which seems unlikely!). Didn't care that much for the gingerbread finish last time so not really looking for it this time. 

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