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Up to 50% Off on Tasting - Other at A. Smith Bowman Distillery

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This deal lets you see and experience every aspect of Virginia’s oldest distillery, and taste our award-winning spirits.

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2 ratings1 reviews
July 22, 2021
Interesting learning about the history of Bowmam family and bourbon. Tasting was small. Had to show proof of COVID vaccination in order to not wear a mask. Went on a Saturday so didn't get to see the bottling process.
KyliAnntop reviewer
7 ratings6 reviews
June 12, 2021
AMAZING! However, AFTER YOU PURCHASE YOUR GROUPON GO TO THE SMITH BOWMAN WEBSITE AND RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE TOUR. For whatever reason its not listed on the purchase. Otherwise it was fantastic! Love our glasses! They will tell you which ones in the gift shop. Enjoy!!!
5 ratings4 reviews
June 5, 2021
The tour was very informative, the history lesson was interesting. David was our tour guide, he did a great job. All of the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The souvenir glasses are very nice!
8 ratings1 reviews
May 23, 2021
Not a deal at all. Great tour but tours and tastings are free so we paid for souvenir glasses. We paid more than what they sell them for. Disappointed in this as it is taking advantage of customers.
lauratop reviewer
88 ratings63 reviews
May 23, 2021
We had a great time - learned lots & tasted some great products!! Our tour linda guide was fantastic - everybody should go!!
2 ratings2 reviews
May 19, 2021
My husband and I had a great time on the distillery tour. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a great weekend activity.
tesstop reviewer
62 ratings28 reviews
April 23, 2021
Wonderful tour!!! Loved hearing the history behind the Bowman family. We learned much more than we expected to. Our only complaint was that we would like to have sampled more products.
2 ratings2 reviews
April 12, 2021
We enjoyed an informative and fun tour of the distillery. The spirit tasting was great as well.
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About This Deal

The tour begins in our lobby with one of our knowledgeable tour guides. They’ll take you on a trip down memory lane, back to the American Revolution and the pioneering spirit that created this country. You’ll learn about the Bowman family and their impact on Virginia and the United States. Then, you’ll visit our distilling room to see where the magic happens. We’ll introduce you to our two stills — George and Mary, lovingly named to pay homage to the parents of the Bowman brothers — and show you our laboratory, where we test and analyze every batch to make sure it meets our very high standards. Then it’s off to the barrel dumping room, where we explain how we taste test and prepare our spirits for bottling. The next stop is everyone’s favorite sight and smell of the tour — the barrel storage and maturation area! Lastly, we take a look at our bottling line.

After the tour, we invite all guests 21 and older to join us at the tasting bar to try our available products. 

All of our spirits are available for purchase in the gift shop, including many of our limited-release products. Our gift shop also features local crafts made from our bourbon barrels, glassware, apparel, and tasty Virginia-made treats.

This Groupon includes a tour, tasting, and souvenir glasses (quantity based on package purchased).

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 24 per person. May be repurchased every 365 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About A. Smith Bowman Distillery

Operating for more than 80 years, A. Smith Bowman Distillery aims to provide the best tasting spirits made in Virginia. Its' main focus is on creating smaller, hand-crafted batches that have stood the test of time. Using the past, the people behind A. Smith Bowman Distillery are not afraid of looking into the future, and that is why they continuously experiment with their spirit-making process to find new and unique tastes.

  • Gingerbread Cocoa Finished Bourbon - This Abraham Bowman whiskey contains hints of vanilla, gingerbread cookies, and toasted nuts to create a rich spirit
  • Sunset Hills - This small-batch gin is named after the first location of the distillery and features botanical undertones
  • Apple Brandy - Made using locally grown Rome apples and honey, this brandy is mostly known for its candy-like taste