corn whiskey

noun

Definition of corn whiskey 

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

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Beverage director Jeremy Simpson, who also works at Ostrich Farm, created the cocktail program for the restaurant with drinks such as the Brown Buffalo, made with Oaxacan corn whiskey, bourbon, chipotle syrup and Angostura bitters. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, "Century City is about to get some serious fried chicken," 10 July 2018 In colonial America, making corn whiskey was a way to earn money or barter for goods and services. Alan Ashe, CNN, "It's National Moonshine Day. We answer your questions," 7 June 2018 Similarly, Single Grain is a corn whiskey that’s aged in California cabernet sauvignon barrels. Zak Stambor, chicagotribune.com, "Teeling Irish whiskey aims to challenge norms with barrel flavors," 7 Mar. 2018 This is the first release by Freddie Noe, the 30-year-old, 8th-generation descendant of Jim Beam founder Jacob Beam, who has crafted a blend of 4-year-old straight bourbon, 13-year-old corn whiskey, plus malt and rye whiskeys. John Debary, Bloomberg.com, "These Are Some of Our Favorite Spirits From 2017," 22 Dec. 2017

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1780, in the meaning defined above

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