Margaret Malochleb

Margaret Malochleb

Bourbon and rye whiskeys

Differentiating betweenbourbon and rye
Popular beliefs about American rye and bourbon whiskeys hold that bourbon is sweet, luxurious, and mellow but rye is bitter, herbal, and spicy. To determine whether a trained panel could find sensory differences between the two, a Journal of Food Sciencestudypresented 11 judges with a representative sample of 24 bourbon and rye whiskeys, respectively distilled from a fermented “mashbill” of at least 51% corn or rye.

The judging panel was trained for 10 hours…

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Margaret Malochleb, Associate Editor, [email protected]
Margaret Malochleb