Definition of Sour mash
1. Noun. A mash with optimum acidity for yeast fermentation; a mixture of old and new mash; used in distilling some whiskeys.
2. Noun. Any whiskey distilled from sour mash.
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Literary usage of Sour mash
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"According to the method chosen for mashing we distinguish a "sweet mash" and a "sour mash" whisky. The latter is characterized by a delicate, slightly sour ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Kentucky whiskies are known as sour mash, Sweet Mash and ... The usual way of distilling sour mash whisky is to l,oil the beer in a wooden still by ..."
3. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Kentucky whiskies are known as sour mash, Sweet Mash and Bourbons, ... The usual way of distilling sour mash whisky is to boil the beer in a wooden still by ..."
4. Beverages and Their Adulteration: Origin, Composition, Manufacture, Natural by Harvey Washington Wiley (1919)
"There are two methods of mashing, called the sour mash and the sweet mash. In the sour mash a portion of the products of the preceding fermentation is added ..."