Share this entry

sour mash Syllabification: sour mash

Definition of sour mash in English:


1A mash used in distilling certain malt whiskeys.
1.1Whiskey distilled from this.
Example sentences
  • Most American straight whiskies are sour mash.
  • Straight, blended, bourbon, rye or sour mash, people are drinking whiskey neat, in highballs and cocktails.
  • Parker was a whiskey drinker, preferring sour mash to scotch, and preferred the quart to the shot.

Definition of sour mash in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources