Bernheim Original 7 Year Old Small Batch Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey

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alc./vol: 45%

Proof: 90°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 7 years

Product of: Product of United States United States


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.

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Review and Tasting

Sampled on 03/03/2016


Clear, deep coppery amber.


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


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


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


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

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