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Whisky Glossary : Sweet mash

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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Sweet mash

In North America, Mash containing no Backset

Festival time
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is normally a safe bet.This year,though, there was an unusual excitement to it,too. Dominic Roskrow reports.

October 2008, Issue 75, page 38

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

The liquid future
Woodford Reserve has been testing American whiskey's boundaries with its annual Master's Collection releases. Charles K. Cowdery got an exclusive glimpse of what might be in store for the future.

July 2010, Issue 89, page 25

The view from...
It was one of those clear winter days which only the north manages to deliver. At this time of year the sun, seemingly exhausted after its 12 months of effort, can barely pull itself above the hills a...

January 2009, Issue 77, page 12

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

February 2012, Issue 101, page 28



Elmer T. Lee Commemorative Edition
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.50%
8 Upfront, in your face and hard to dislike. If Dolly Parton was a whisky – it's this!

Bowmore 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.80%
7 The nose is fantastic, like the fug in an old Scottish pub: coal fires, cigarette smoke, damp clothes. The perfume pulls the score down.

Woodford Reserve Sweet Mash 1838
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
7 This would make a great cocktail whisky and that's not being dismissive!



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