You might think Tennessee and Kentucky have cornered the market on America’s bourbon business but don’t overlook the award-winning A. Smith Bowman Distillery from Fredericksburg, Virginia. The family-owned distillery continues to balance the long-lived traditions that honor one of Virginia’s great pioneers. Most recently in 2016 and 2017, A. Smith Bowman Distillery won the “World’s Best Bourbon” at the World Whiskies Awards–solidifying them as Virginia’s winningest distillery.
As a guest at the 50th, you can visit the A. Smith Bowman facility on Thursday or Friday nights for a private event just for MOA members and their guests. Motorcoaches will depart the Meadow Event Park at approximately 5 p.m. and arrive at the distillery shortly before 6 p.m. Once there, you will be treated to a tour of the distillery and a bourbon tasting, along with dinner and entertainment before a short return trip to the Meadow Event Park.
Tickets for the private event including round-trip transportation between the Meadow Event Park and the distillery are $59 per person. Space is limited to only 100 participants each night and is expected to sell out.