Brian Prewitt, master distiller at Virginia's A. Smith Bowman Distillery. Image courtesy A. Smith Bowman Distillery.September 18, 2013 – Sazerac has named a new master distiller for its A. Smith Bowman craft distillery in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Brian Prewitt will succeed Truman Cox, who passed away in February.

Prewitt has more than 15 years of brewing and distilling experience, and leaves his role as Senior Distiller at E&J Distilleries in Modesto, California to join Sazerac. He previously worked at The Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver and New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado. He studied at the University of  California, Davis in the Master Brewers Program and holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University.

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