Bernheim Original 7 Year Old Small Batch Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey

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Barcode UPC: 096749941001
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Natural cork stopper
Product Reference Code: HEA047

More about Bernheim Original

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alc./vol: 45%

Proof: 90°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 7 years

Product of: Product of United States United States

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First released in 2005, Bernheim is regarded as being the first whiskey to use winter wheat as the main grain in its mashbill. A straight wheat whiskey, it is made at the namesake Bernheim Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky and aged Rickhouse Y at Heaven Hill's Bardstown facility.
As a ‘straight’ whiskey, Bernheim Original must be aged a minimum of two years in a new charred oak barrel (obviously it is actually aged a minimum of 7 years), distilled at less than 80% alc./vol. (160 proof) and contain no colouring, flavouring or blending additives.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 03/03/2016

Appearance:

Clear, deep coppery amber.

Aroma:

Honey, vanilla, toasty maple, caramel, leather, dried fruit, nutmeg and pencil shavings.

Taste:

Toasty sweet maple, charcoal and vanilla with cracked black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and light clove spice.

Aftertaste:

Charcoal, sweet toasty maple, brown sugar caramel, nutmeg and light peppery spice.

Overall:

Toasty sweet maple, charcoal and vanilla. Rich corn notes are balanced by dry toasty woody spice (nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper).

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