corn whiskey

noun

Definition of 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 The ancestral corn whiskey is a tantalizing outlier in the land of tequila and mezcal. Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2021 McLean was a bruising 6-foot-5 catcher with a taste for corn whiskey who, days after the suffrage game, would be kicked off the team for brawling with Giants manager John McGraw in the lobby of a St. Louis hotel. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, 18 Oct. 2020 In Faulkner’s early novel Flags in the Dust, for instance, a white Southerner offers some black musicians a drink from his jug of corn whiskey. Evan Kindley, The New Republic, 18 Aug. 2020 This is a really small operation, but a tour will give you the chance to taste through both the bourbon and the corn whiskeys. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 July 2018 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, 10 July 2018 In colonial America, making corn whiskey was a way to earn money or barter for goods and services. Alan Ashe, CNN, 7 June 2018 Similarly, Single Grain is a corn whiskey that’s aged in California cabernet sauvignon barrels. Zak Stambor, chicagotribune.com, 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, 22 Dec. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of corn whiskey

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corn%20whiskey. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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