If you’re a bourbon drinker, you’re familiar with the term mash. It’s one of the major steps in whiskey making
(beer, too). Mash refers to all the grains
— wheat, corn, barley, and rye — that form the very basis of bourbon.
The mix of grains is called the mash bill. And each distiller has its own signature recipe. Lux Row Distillers Global Brand Ambassador Philip Lux says that a bourbon’s mash bill is key to defining its flavor.