Abraham Bowman Gingerbread Cocoa Finished Bourbon
A. Smith Bowman // Virginia, USA
A. Smith Bowman collaborated with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for this limited holiday-centric release. Four used Bowman barrels aged the brewery's Foolery Imperial Milk Stout, and six aged their Gingerbread Stout, each for eight months. The barrels were then re-used to finish nine year old bourbon. The final product, the 15th release in the Abraham Bowman line, is nine years and eight months old, bottled at 90 proof, and available for sale in 375ml bottles.
age9 Years 8 Months
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak; additional aging in ex-stout barrels
"The nose offers cloves, gingersnap cookies, brown sugar, and both chocolate and vanilla. The palate starts with more traditional bourbon flavors, with rich vanilla, oak, and spice. Those added flavors kick back in on a short, smooth finish, with a flourish of chocolate followed by baking spices. Unless you knew this was "gingerbread cocoa finished," you wouldn't necessarily know, but nonetheless, a flavorful, tasty, rich bourbon."