Photos courtesy of A. Smith Bowman Distillery
A. Smith Bowman Distillery, located in Fredericksburg, recently debuted Cane and Coffee, the newest release in its Experimental Collection.
According to the distillery, the cane spirit originated in 2017 “when a blend of black strap molasses and evaporated cane juice was co-fermented with a custom selection of roasted coffee.” Additional coffee beans were added and the spirit was left to rest in used bourbon barrels.
A. Smith Bowman worked with Virginia Commonwealth Roasters to create this 90 proof, 45% ABV spirit.
“This brazenly smoky cane and coffee spirit starts off with the aromas of freshly roasted coffee, with hints of the floral overtones from the coffee bean mingling with the sweet roasted notes of buttery caramel and a touch of maple,” said master distiller Brian Prewitt in a statement. “The flavor is slightly sweet with a medium body and a dry finish that leaves a lasting impression on your palate.”
A. Smith Bowman’s Cane and Coffee comes in a 375 mL bottle and is available for purchase at the distillery gift shop, both online and in-person.