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Whisky Glossary : Sour mash whiskey

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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Whisky Magazine Issue 118

Best whiskies in the world.

 

Sour mash whiskey

Bourbon or Tennessee whiskey made using at least 25 per cent backset; soured yeast mash; a fermentation period of at least 72 hours.

100 Greatest Whisky People
We highlight the people who have left a lasting legacy on the whisky world over the years.

December 2011, Issue 100, page 16

Mellowing in Lynchburgh
Davin de Kergommeaux gets under the skin of the Tennessee giant

July 2011, Issue 97, page 28

What is it Good For?
Charles K. Cowdery looks at the sour mash process

February 2012, Issue 101, page 28

 

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