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A Spontaneous Libation for your Consideration

From the Knowledge Vault

Mashbills, Geeky Information and Resources

This is the last installment in a series on Bourbon by Zach Pearson. Read them all: Bourbon, Bourbon After the Act, Bourbon: What it is ... and isn't, Making Bourbon, Who Makes My Bourbon, Producer Capsules., Finding the Good Stuff, Tasting the Good Stuff, Neat, Mashbills, Geeky Information and Resources.

As a note, I can’t claim credit for any of this. This section is the work of a couple of users on the StraightBourbon.com website, mainly Josh, Oscar and a guy named Taanstafl2 – and see the note just below. But it’s too important to leave out even if it’s a bit more advanced.

For mashbills, I referred to The Book of Bourbon and Other Fine American Whiskeys by Regan & Regan, 2009, unless otherwise noted. Barton, WT, and Dickel are noted as approximate.

I use the format: Distillery Brand Name (%corn/%rye or wheat/%malted barley). This is a breakdown of "macro" distillers. Wondering what the different char levels look like? This is a good illustration.

Recent Additions

  • Maraska Sour — Kirschwasser, Maraschino Liqueur, Lemon juice, Brandied cherry
  • Whisky in Church — Scotch, Oloroso sherry, Cherry Bitters, Maple syrup
  • Warm caress — Añejo tequila, Campari, Amaro, Bitters, Orange cream citrate
  • MVM — Mezcal, Sweet vermouth, Amaro Montenegro, Peach bitters, Gomme syrup
  • Entrance Exam — Gin, Dry vermouth, Ancho Reyes chile liqueur, Pomegranate juice, Lavender syrup, Orange flower water

Recent Discussion

  • Re Tolkien, 5 hours ago Craig E commented:

    Ah, okay, that makes Ents!

  • Re Tolkien, 9 hours ago noksagt commented:

    "Jamaican Rum" and "Ramazzotti" each provide an R.

  • Re Tolkien, 17 hours ago Craig E commented:

    Okay, this is driving me crazy: what's the second R?

  • Re Everything's gonna be alright, 1 day 3 hours ago drinkingandthinking commented:

    pretty good - I had different VS cognac and had to use regular chartreuse. I opted to use yellow for a mellow flavor and it was nice and smooth. Have to find the 45% for a bit more bite to it.

  • Re Bywater, 1 day 5 hours ago GratefulDawg73 commented:

    Added the 1/4 oz lime juice - *chef's kiss*.