So, Bourbon is made from a mixture of grains that is predominated by corn. Vodka and Gin are often made from mixtures of grains that seem to include more corn than Bourbon. What does corn bring to the Bourbon party? Is it mearly a carbohydrate to convert into alcohol? Does the corn add no flavor or scent? Is the smell and taste I had associated with corn actually a product of the sour mash and not the corn per se?