Sunday, February 10, 2013

R.I.P. Truman Cox

Truman Cox, Master Distiller at A. Smith Bowman Distillery in Virginia, passed away this weekend at the age of 44, reportedly of congestive heart failure.
I had plans to visit the distillery and meet him this March, though we had to postpone our trip.  The American Whiskey community has lost a tremendously talented distiller.
Two Bowman expressions landed on my first Top 12 list, and I named his John J Bowman 14 Year #45 my Whiskey of the Year.


  1. I am just stunned to hear this news. Truman was a great friend and a powerhouse of distilling knowledge. He is one of those folks who will be truly missed by many. My sympathies to his wife and daughter whom I also know well.

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