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A. Smith Bowman Distillery

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Outstanding Bourbon, a place not to miss.

We took the tour and enjoyed the beverage tasting. Our host was excellent, knowledgeable and very... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Spotsylvania, United States
Quality Local Distillary

Distilleries are the new trend in ways to sample alcohol made in Virginia. As opposed to the size... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Marci B
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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Complimentary tours are offered every hour on the hour, Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Gift Shop is open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Historical Highlights A Smith Bowman bought the Sunset Hills estate farm in 1927 and opened up a...more
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1 Bowman Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22408-7346
+1 540-373-4555
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

We took the tour and enjoyed the beverage tasting. Our host was excellent, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about their products. The entire experience was at no cost. The rum barrel aged bourbon is superb and all praised the caramel bourbon liquor.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Distilleries are the new trend in ways to sample alcohol made in Virginia. As opposed to the size of the tastings, hard drinks are very small. But, after taking the walking tour, learning the history of Bowmans, the process of making the alcohol, you are...More

1  Thank Marci B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The tour of the Smith Bowman Distillery provide an excellent over view of whiskey/bourbon process. The tour guide David Sweet, provide details and took time for both those who had never made a tour before, and those who had specific question due to their past...More

1  Thank DrJDM
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We enjoyed an amazing tour by guide Erin (who is just the best!!!) - super informative, fun, and a definite 5-Star experience! Even if you’re not into bourbon (they also make and sell gin, vodka, and rum),it’s worth the stop. So glad we came (was...More

1  Thank Cindy H
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Not a lot to see but we enjoyed the diversion. We attended an event, so there was much activity and some artisan displays that were nice.More

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Brian P, General Manager at A. Smith Bowman Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thanks for the review and feedback, I glad that you enjoyed your time at the distillery. We are constantly trying to improve our visitor experience and value any time that we can garner an opportunity to improve. We are a small distillery and don't typically...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

I’ve been to many distilleries in Great Britain, but it was really fun to visit one in my home town. We had an energetic and passionate tour guide who made the tour interesting and entertaining. There’s also a nice gift shop for browsing.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The distillery is not that big but the free tour and product tasting are worth the trip. It is a small batch distillery tucked away in an unassuming area of Fredericksburg but once inside you will be treated to a small group tour that includes...More

Thank Heidi H
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We have been going there for a few years off and on now. Special events here which we recently went to are amazing. Great customer service with a smile. Pretty amazing whiskey too. If your local or if you're traveling, this is a great place...More

Thank Jason P
Reviewed June 19, 2018

First off I work 100 feet from the Distillery in an office park next to the rambling warehouse that ensconces the Distillery. The storefront in the entrance is a small part of the activities that Bowman's offers. There are monthly events that allow the owners...More

Thank BK M
Brian P, General Manager at A. Smith Bowman Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you back at the distillery again in the future.

Reviewed June 2, 2018

Four of us from north Stafford had a wonderful afternoon visit to A. Smith Bowman Distillery recently! What a hidden gem. Our tour given by David was fun and informative and sweet Erin took great care of us at the register. She also went above...More

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January 13, 2016|
Response from Brian P | Property representative |
Hours are 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday. Tours depart every hour on the hour with the last tour departing at 4:00 pm.