Maize

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Maize

Tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times.

High in starch content, corn is widely used in distillation for spirits including all American whiskies and scotch.

Unlike barley and other grains, corn-based whiskies are more widely enjoyed as virgin spirits.