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Whisky Glossary : Mash Bill

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.

 
 

Issue 140 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 140

A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies

 

Mash Bill

In North America, the proportion of different grains used for Mashing

4 Roses blooming
As most American whiskeys look overseas for new drinkers, Four Roses finds its growth back home. Charles Cowdery investigates.

July 2008, Issue 73, page 14

A different beast
Canada's whisky industry is a pale imitation of what it once was. But if you're thinking of visiting its distilleries be prepared for a lot of travel – its few remaining distilleries are spread righ...

September 2007, Issue 66, page 32

A mark of difference
With its instantly recognisable red wax sealed bottle, Maker's Mark has a story to tell

February 2014, Issue 117, page 30

A third step
We investigate the process of triple distilling

February 2014, Issue 117, page 36

All in the Mash
Iorwerth Griffiths explores a particularly Irish style

March 2011, Issue 94, page 18

Alternative Grains
How to make ‘that' difference in whiskey production

April 2016, Issue 135, page 28

American's shooting star
To paraphase an old music expression, it's climbing the drinks chart with a Bulleit.Charles Cowdery on the latest bourbon success

September 2005, Issue 50, page 56

As esay as one, two, three?
Peter Mulryan looks at the increasingly rare art of triple distillation

March 2003, Issue 29, page 58

Blending In
The importance of blends in the Canadian market

September 2016, Issue 138, page 22

Canadian Roundup
What else is happening on the Canadian whisky scen

September 2016, Issue 138, page 25

Canadian rye versus American straight rye
Davin is the author of Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert

June 2013, Issue 112, page 12

Cowboys and Whisky
A roadtrip down the Rockies part 3

December 2016, Issue 140, page 36

Dial M for malts
In our series looking at whisky terms we have reached the letter m. In the first of two features Dominic Roskrow looks at malts and malting.

November 2007, Issue 67, page 35

Distilling revolution
Liza Weisstuch looks at some of the new wave of craft distillers who have started to grab the headlines and glasses of whisky lovers.

June 2009, Issue 80, page 46

Don't Drink and Drive
The Editor takes to the streets of Louisville for a round of drinking golf.

January 2010, Issue 85, page 48

Down Under
Where Aussies are making strides in whisky distilling

September 2016, Issue 138, page

Filtering Out
Ian Wisniewski asks what is the Lincoln County process, and what influence does it have?

July 2011, Issue 97, page 26

George and the Distilled Peach
Liza Weisstuch joins a group of distillers bringing history back to life

January 2011, Issue 93, page 50

Hudson Valley - A New Beginning in Distilling
A sneak preview of New York's newest whiskies

July 2014, Issue 121, page 44

Innovating the Americans Way
Liza Weisstuch looks at the restriction and innovations from the US distillers

April 2011, Issue 95, page 19

Ireland Eyes Expansion
Ian Buxton visits a very bullish Midleton distillery

March 2011, Issue 94, page 36

Kentucky Pot Still Bourbon
Woodford Reserve bucks the trend

July 2016, Issue 137, page 102

Kentucky's finest
After our Icons of Whisky America lunch we decided not to waste the opportunity of having some of the finest bourbon makers in one place.

December 2007, Issue 68, page 32

Knowing the Classics
Ryan Chetiyawardana looks at Bourbon cocktails

February 2013, Issue 109, page 40

Land of legends
Canada is a great holiday destination and has a fascinating take on whisky production. In this guide we look at two centres:Ontario and Calgary

September 2008, Issue 74, page 38

Macallan Back on Top
Cracking the 2,000 index barrier

September 2016, Issue 138, page 68

More experiments
Buffalo Trace Distillery has another round experimental whiskies ready for release. Two more barrels have been selected and bottled from among the 1,500 experiments currently aging. Buffalo Trace Dis...

September 2007, Issue 66, page 15

More with M
In our series looking at whisky terms we have reached the second part of the letter m. Dominic Roskrow looks at maturation

December 2007, Issue 68, page 31

No Laughing Matter
Joel Harrison is a drinks writer who regularly contributes to Whisky Magazine and other publications, including The Wall Street Journal India. A judge on the World Whisky, IWSC and Spirit Masters Aw...

March 2012, Issue 102, page 13

Permission to Tour
Davin de Kergommeaux finds visiting Canadian distilleries is not as easy as it seems.

September 2011, Issue 98, page 39

Return of the rye
The bad guy's whiskey is set to leap off the history shelves and stage a magnificent revival. Scott Aiges makes an irresistable case for procurring some bottles.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 59

Teaching an old distillery new tricks
Buffalo Trace takes its name from the great pioneering days when Kentucky marked the new frontier.Today, it's still blazing a trail for whiskey. Charles K. Cowdery reports

June 2004, Issue 40, page 38

The Adventurous Distiller
As the American craft movement gathers pace, we look at some of the alternative grains it is using

June 2012, Issue 104, page 12

The Art of Craft
Scott Spolverino looks at the rise of micro distillers.

October 2011, Issue 99, page 20

The Buffalo's Graveyard
A trace of Bourbon history

June 2015, Issue 128, page 58

 

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8 Upfront, in your face and hard to dislike. If Dolly Parton was a whisky – it's this!

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7 A tricky one. I would hazard a bet this has a strange mash bill. It's clever but a little too difficult to pin down.

 

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