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Whisky Glossary : Small grains

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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Small grains

Cereal used in the making of rye, Bourbon or Tennessee whisky that has grains smaller than those of corn (maize).

Relationships
In the latest in our series on whisky terms we reach the letter S.In the first of two parts,we look at American whiskey's use of the letter.

July 2008, Issue 73, page 33

That's the spirit
In our latest in our series on whisky terms we look at the second part on the letter S,and the role of the spirits still in Scotch whisky production.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 33

 

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Jack Daniel's Single Barrel
Tennessee - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 An interesting interplay of Jack Daniel's house character and a more luxurious oakiness.

Four Roses Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00%
8 Lacking in dimension for a single barrel. Saved by the finish.

 

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