Thursday, January 24, 2013
Staff Trip to A. Smith Bowman Distillery
While searching for unique activities for our guests, the staff took a trip to the A. Smith Bowman Distillery in early January. After taking a wrong turn, we are now ready to give you tips on how to get there! Upon arrival, we were greeted by Mary who provided us with a great tour of the facility and Truman Cox, the Master Distiller. The picture above is where the whiskey and bourbon barrels are stored during the aging process. Once we completed the tour, we were able to try samples of the A. Smith Bowman products. Truman joined us during the tasting to share more about the flavors of each liquor and told us about his experimental batches! With an ABC store in-house, you are able to pick up whatever you like and they have some fun things you won't find in your typical ABC store. I will be going back to pick up the barrel chips for grilling! If you are looking for a fun activity, you can tour the facility alone or as part of the Grapes & Grain Trail. Guests can purchase tickets in the office or at any of the Grapes & Grain Trail stops. To learn more about the distillery, click here.