whiskey made from a mash having at least 80 percent corn.
Whiskey Words To KnowThe Latin of the word whiskey (aqua vitae) means "water of life," and that's a definition everyone can agree on.
Origin of corn whiskey
An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for corn whiskey
He can read it in the eyes of all six; in their faces flushed with corn-whiskey.The Fatal Cord|Mayne Reid