Bernheim Original

Bernheim

Original

(0.75l, 45%)


8.2/10
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Bernheim Original deserves a spot in your heart and your liquor cabinet.

Bernheim Original is a product of Heaven Hill Distillery. Founded in 1935, Heaven Hill is a major producer of premium spirits located in Bardstown, Kentucky — the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” While most large distilleries are owned by international conglomerates, Heaven Hill is owned by a relatively small investor group controlled by the Shapira Family. A long list of spirits and brands are produced there, but American Whisky and Bourbon are by far the most important.

The first thing you need to know about Bernheim Whiskey is that it is a wheat Whiskey — meaning that the mash bill is at least 51% wheat. The rest is a corn, rye, and a dash of barley. Like most Wheat Whiskies, Bernheim is considered to be a soft Whiskey with less spice and a lighter, smoother palate. Bernheim is aged a full seven years in charred new oak and you will notice that it is a bit less sweet than most American Whiskies. It is definitely an award-winning dram that gets lost sometimes in the current Bourbon and Rye craze sweeping the market right now.

"Wheat Whiskey of the year"
- Whisky Bible 2017 

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  • Style
    Straight Wheat Whiskey
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
    Bernheim
  • Bottler
    Bernheim

Flavour Spiral™

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vanilla sweetness
wheat
sweet
oak tannins
burnt caramel
mint
syrup
cinnamon
butterscotch
What does Bernheim Original taste like?

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Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but a final filter through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln Country Process) is what some producers say differentiates Tennessee whiskey from its Kentucky cousin. The finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm copper

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Warm honey-butter

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Light notes of toffee and blackberries with fresh herbs

Finish
Soft and warm with a touch of cinnamon toast
Ratings & Reviews
Eric
Eric,
This whiskey is easily one of the easiest-drinking whiskies in my collection. It is soft, mellow, and even my wife enjoys it if she feels like drinking whiskey.
Aaron
Aaron,
Extremely smooth, great tasting, a little bite on the end that's easily cured with a cube.
anonymous
anonymous,
Super smooth - a favorite
Armand
Armand,
Very smooth with a light taste-
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