corn whiskey


: whiskey distilled from a mash made up of not less than 80 percent corn compare bourbon

Examples of corn whiskey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the third in the series, following last year’s 20-year-old corn whiskey and 2022’s 17-year-old bourbon. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 7 Feb. 2024 The margaritas are stellar, but so are the cocktails made with unexpected Mexican spirits, like purple corn whiskey. Chelsea Brasted, Southern Living, 23 Aug. 2023 If Mellow Corn is corn whiskey, this is corn whiskey. Tony Sachs, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023 The bar menu features eight custom cocktails made with corn whiskey, mezcal, bourbon, rums, tequila and vodka with names like Bolo Tie, Electric Cowboy and Daisy Dukes. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Apr. 2023 One of the most unique cocktails, the Tejuino, is a complex and boozy blend of Mexican corn whiskey, overproof rum, lime juice, piloncillo, and masa that the team fermented in-house with koji, typically used to make sake. Emma Balter, Chron, 23 Feb. 2023 So, for the uninitiated, a quick primer: First of all, Mellow Corn is a corn whiskey, not a bourbon. Tony Sachs, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023 Inspired by an 1818 poem by English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, this international cocktail is made with a crust of overcooked rice, Icelandic Aquavit, Mexican Abasolo unaged corn whiskey and Xtabentún honey anise liqueur. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Feb. 2022 The drink features Maker’s Mark Cask Strength, Abasolo corn whiskey, Suntory Toki, St. Agrestis amaro and Method Spirits vermouth. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 4 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1780, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of corn whiskey was in 1780

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“Corn whiskey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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