If you’re a whiskey drinker like me, you may have come across the term, “mash bill” and like me, have wondered just what it refers to?
Essentially, a mash bill is a recipe – a list of ingredients indicating what types of grain are being used to distill a particular whiskey and in what proportions they’re utilized. For example, one criteria for being considered bourbon is to be made with at least 51% corn. Anything less … well, you’re just not bourbon.
Other grains are then added, such as rye or wheat, to accomplish whatever blend the distiller is intent on making. This is why some bourbon is considered rye bourbon – others, wheated bourbon. Regardless, it’s all good!