A. Smith Bowman Distillery A. Smith Bowman’s distilling roots date back to the years before prohibition, in Algiers, Louisiana. In 1935, after the Repeal of Prohibition, Abram Smith Bowman and his sons relocated to Virginia continuing the family tradition with the distillation of bourbon. This bourbon whiskey has been hand selected from some of the oldest barrels in our warehouse. This single barrel bourbon is 100 proof but still smooth as the fall breeze. Its fragrant nose is followed by hints of toffee, leather, figs and almonds with a long dry finish. Drink straight or over ice. A MUST for all Bourbon lovers.