The tours and tastings at Bowman Distillery started last fall, but the Spotsylvania business is holding a grand opening celebration this week to officially unveil the changes its made to attract tourists.
Local and state dignitaries will gather at the A. Smith Bowman Distillery on Thursday to get a firsthand look at the Spotsylvania County facility's transformation into a tourism draw.
The distillery is holding a grand opening event to unveil the first stage of its progress toward becoming a public attraction. The distillery is now offering public tours and product tastings and has a gift shop selling the company's whiskey, rum, vodka and gin as well as company apparel, used whiskey barrels, glassware, sauces and more.
See "Bowman's getting into the spirit of marketing" for more on the events at Bowman.