Colonel Abraham Bowman commanded the 8th Virginia Regiment, one of the most outstanding fighting units in the American Revolutionary War. He moved his family to Kentucky in 1779 and was among its earliest settlers. Bowman was active in politics and elected to the first bench of justices in Lincoln County, Kentucky. Later he represented Fayette County in the Kentucky constitutional convention. Colonel Abraham Bowman was the great grandfather of Abram Smith Bowman, founder of the A. Smith Bowman Distillery. This limited-edition whiskey honors Colonel Abraham Bowman.