64: Sour Mash, Sweet Mash, and The History of American Whisky

Gary Gillman joins Jamie and Mark to discuss the history of making bourbon, particularly with a focus on the sour mash. When researching the roots of hand-made sour mash, Gary found documents from the 1800s and 1900s that revealed the changes in the process overall. 

You can find Gary Gillman on twitter or read his articles on beeretseq.com. Read his article on the topic, The Roots Of Hand-Made Sour Mash: Appalachia and the Scots-Irish.

Also mentioned: 

Proof - The Science of Booze
Davin de Kergommeaux’s Wiser’s Last Barrels Review
Woodford Reserve Sweet Mash
Canadian Club 100% Rye review from The Whiskey Wash

The theme song is licensed in thanks to Alan Doyle! It's available on iTunes.