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Whisky Glossary : Backset

Whisky Glossary and Definitions

Unlike wine, for example, whisky is not really about mystification, but it does bring its own jargon. Any unusual terms you are likely to come across are described and defined in this section.

 
 

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In North American whisk(e)ys, alcohol-free liquid left at the bottom of the still after Distillation (see Thin stillage) is added to the Mash tub and Fermenter to ward off bacterial contamination.

See also : Thin stillage

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