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Corn whisky is defined by the USA's [http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/27cfr5_03.html code of federal regulations title 27, volume 1] to be:
 
Corn whisky is defined by the USA's [http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/27cfr5_03.html code of federal regulations title 27, volume 1] to be:
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`Corn whiskey' is whiskey produced at not exceeding 160 deg.  
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''Corn whiskey is whiskey produced at not exceeding 160 deg. [[proof]] from a fermented mash of not less than 80 percent corn grain, and if stored in oak containers stored at not more than 125 deg. [[proof]] in used or uncharred new oak containers and not subjected in any manner to treatment with charred wood; and also includes mixtures of such [[whisky]].''
[[proof]] from a fermented mash of not less than 80 percent corn grain, and  
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if stored in oak containers stored at not more than 125 deg. [[proof]] in  
 
used or uncharred new oak containers and not subjected in any manner to  
 
treatment with charred wood; and also includes mixtures of such [[whisky]].
 
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Most [[moonshine]] is [[virgin]] corn whiskey. [[Tennessee Whiskey|Tennessee whiskey]] is corn whiskey aged in new, uncharred [[oak barrels]].
 
Most [[moonshine]] is [[virgin]] corn whiskey. [[Tennessee Whiskey|Tennessee whiskey]] is corn whiskey aged in new, uncharred [[oak barrels]].
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'''Corn whiskey''' is an American whiskey made from a mash made up of at least 80 per cent maize, or corn. The whiskey is distilled to not more than 80 per cent alcohol by volume, and aged in used or untreated oak barrels for a short time, primarially to pick up color.
 
'''Corn whiskey''' is an American whiskey made from a mash made up of at least 80 per cent maize, or corn. The whiskey is distilled to not more than 80 per cent alcohol by volume, and aged in used or untreated oak barrels for a short time, primarially to pick up color.
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;'''See also:'''   
 
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*[[Bourbon Whiskey|Bourbon]]
 
*[[Bourbon Whiskey|Bourbon]]

Revision as of 23:05, 9 September 2017

Corn whisky is defined by the USA's code of federal regulations title 27, volume 1 to be:

Corn whiskey is whiskey produced at not exceeding 160 deg. proof from a fermented mash of not less than 80 percent corn grain, and if stored in oak containers stored at not more than 125 deg. proof in used or uncharred new oak containers and not subjected in any manner to treatment with charred wood; and also includes mixtures of such whisky.

Most moonshine is virgin corn whiskey. Tennessee whiskey is corn whiskey aged in new, uncharred oak barrels.

Corn whiskey is an American whiskey made from a mash made up of at least 80 per cent maize, or corn. The whiskey is distilled to not more than 80 per cent alcohol by volume, and aged in used or untreated oak barrels for a short time, primarially to pick up color.

See also: