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Rest in peace Truman Cox

Today I received an email from John Little of Smooth Ambler distillery. John told me that Truman Cox, master distiller of A. Smith Bowman distillery passed away yesterday. I have reviewed some of Bowman’s products and talked to Truman a number of times. He was a gem of a guy, like most that make the whiskey business their home.

As recent as 4 weeks ago I had a quick chat with Cox about his port finished bourbon that I will be reviewing soon. He was very excited about how things were headed for the distillery. So what a shock to find this out today.

Thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.


  1. His single barrell is one of the best bourbons i have ever had….rip

  2. Sad news indeed. Some small comfort knowing that you have slipped this mortal coil at the top of your game.
    Best to his family.

  3. I was scheduled to have a tour of the distillery from Truman this Friday in Fredericksburg. I’ll be attending his funeral instead. Life is so entirely unpredictable. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who were close to him.

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