Country: USA
Type: Bourbon
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 46%
Score: 92 points

Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Bourbon. Image courtesy A. Smith Bowman Distillery/Sazerac.This Bourbon from Virginia’s A. Smith Bowman distillery is finished in Virginia Port wine casks, and the nose is aromatic with red grapes, a hint of cherry cobbler, muted spices, and a hint of vanilla. The taste is spicy with black pepper and cinnamon balanced by cherry cobbler and hints of honey and vanilla in the background. The finish is long with lingering spices and a hint of baked fruits. Overall, there’s good complexity and balance. (September, 2018)