Articles Tagged: distilling process

Farm to bottle with Grey Goose

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I was recently immersed in the story of Grey Goose Vodka.  A key part of the story is the “creation” of the vodka, itself.  I am sure you are thinking, “creating vodka is simple, why tell us about it?”  Admittedly, that was my initial reaction. What could Grey Goose possibly show me but a huge industrial distillery and some slick marketing.

I was wrong!

What I discovered standing in the wheat fields of Picardy, France … Read more

Woodford Reserve 1838 Sweet Mash Whiskey Review

Brown Forman released Woodford Reserve 1838 Sweet Mash Whiskey.

The significance of this is that the process used to make this new bourbon hasn’t been used commercially since before Prohibition. The bourbon we all know and love is “sour mash.”

In very basic terms, “mash” is the mixture of fermented grain and water used in making bourbon.

The sour-mash method involves holding back mash from one fermentation to use it in the next batch to … Read more