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Encyclopedia > Corn whiskey

Corn whiskey is an American whiskey made from a mash made up of at least 80 percent maize, or corn. The whiskey is distilled to not more than 80 percent alcohol by volume, and aged in used or untreated oak barrels for a short time, primarially to pick up color. Whisky (or whiskey) is an alcoholic beverage distilled from grain, often including malt, which has then been aged in wooden barrels. ... Mash is a mixture of hot water and crushed malted grain, usually barley, maize or wheat, which forms an early step in the production of beer and several distilled beverages. ... Species Zea diploperennis Zea luxurians Zea nicaraguensis Zea perennis References ITIS 42268 2002-09-22 Sorting Zea names This article is about the staple food. ... Distillation is a means of separating liquids through differences in their boiling points. ... In general usage, alcohol (from Arabic al-khwl الكحول, or al-ghawl الغول) refers almost always to ethanol, also known as grain alcohol, and often to any beverage that contains ethanol (see alcoholic beverage). ... Volume (also called capacity) is a quantification of how much space an object occupies. ...


See also: Bourbon whiskey, moonshine, Tennessee whiskey Bourbon bottle, 19th century Bourbon is an American form of whiskey, made from at least 51% but not more than 80% of corn (maize in the Old World) (typically about 70%, with the remainder being wheat or rye, along with other grains), distilled to no more than 160 (U.S... Shine Road The name tells the history of this back road Hemingway, South Carolina The literal meaning of moonshine is the light of the moon, but because the activity of distilling whiskey unlawfully was usually done at night with as little light as possible, the word became both a verb... Tennessee whiskey is a type of American whiskey produced in the state of Tennessee. ...


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CyberSpace Ag: Kansas Agriculture - Corn History (649 words)
Corn is a native grain of the American continents.
The Indians used the sugar-filled leaves of the corn plant as "chewing gum", immature corn as a fresh vegetable, and the dry, mature kernels of corn were ground into flour.
Corn is the largest crop in the United States, both in terms of acres planted and the value of the crop produced.
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