Nearly 25 years ago, Wade Bowen was fortunate enough to meet Bud, a fifth generation moonshiner. While others were experimenting at home making their own craft beers, he was more interested in spirits, particularly Bud’s smooth whiskey that was poured from mason jars. Bud shared family secrets and methods with Wade as he was getting on in age and didn’t want to see his knowledge and craft die with him.
Wade continued on after Bud passed away with his own education. Experimenting year after year until he finally achieved the smooth and smoky flavor profile that you taste today.
Bowen’s small batch whiskey is intentionally unique by design. The approach from the beginning was to make something different that stands out, as common tradition seems to stifle ingenuity.
To keep Bud’s spirit alive combined with Wade’s own experience, we start with a 100% corn base, cut it with a proprietary structured water for purity and consistency, and age it to perfection in reclaimed, fire ravaged oak sourced from forests on central California’s Piute mountain range. Because of it’s corn base Bowen’s Whiskey is entirely Gluten Free.
We are known as the whiskey that both scotch and whiskey drinkers appreciate. It appeals to so many whether their preference is straight up, on the rocks or mixed. Both women and men enjoy the smoky “California campfire” taste that is Bowen’s Whiskey.
Like other great whiskeys, Bowen’s Whiskey neat, stands on it’s own. However, it also does very well in new and traditional cocktails or other mixed drinks not normally using whiskey like a Bloody Mary or a Margarita.
Our natural approach to marketing is straightforward, it just is what it is, a California whiskey. You either like it or you don’t.