Quote Originally Posted by Meruck View Post
And if one where to use "corn syrup" is would NOT be more like rum, corn syrup is made from actual corn, grain, not stalk squeezings.......
True - it isn't made in the same manner of sugar, but if you fermented corn syrup and distilled the result - do you think it would be closer to whiskey than rum?

I've never tried, so I'm just speculating obviously. But my point is that a plant may be used in a lot of different ways with very different results.