Corn WhiskeyAmerican Whiskey

Most of this hooch was barely aged and shipped for early consumption, and modern corn whiskeys often reference this ‘moonshine’ image in their packaging. Meanwhile, the spirit itself has earned a cult following among bartenders eager to add character to their cocktails, and the new generation of craft distillers is taking corn whiskey in bold new directions – see Balcones of Texas for evidence of this.

Corn must make up at least 80% of the mashbill for corn whiskey Corn must make up at least 80% of the mashbill for corn whiskey

Did you know?

  • Corn whiskey is usually matured in uncharred barrels and, for this reason, cannot be called ‘straight whiskey’

Typical Character and Style of Corn Whiskey

  • Toffee Toffee
  • Butter Butter
  • Acetone Acetone
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