Bernheim Original is adored for its wheat, spicy, toasted oak and cinnamon flavor notes.
This American Whiskey is carefully distilled at Bernheim distillery, United States.
Based on 167 votes, the average rating for Bernheim Original is 7.4/10.
Top reviews for Bernheim Original:
— Great wheat whiskey. Very smooth and great flavors.
— Wonderfully gentle on the nose, with wheat, a slightly charred oak, peppery spice and vanilla/caramel sweetness coming through. The palette is equally enjoyable. Wheat fades into a nice toasted charred oak (not its not so strong that you feel like you’re chewing on a piece of wood). Peppery spice hits the sides of my tongue as well as a very faint cinnamon before mellowing out into a sweet caramel vanilla note that lingers on the finish. Finish is mellow; this isn’t a whiskey that bits. It does leave you with the pleasant taste of what are traditionally bourbon notes. A great underrated wheat (and inexpensive!) to add to your collection. One of my favorites—as you can tell. :)
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Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Bernheim Original
Great wheat flavor
Great value. Smooth. Some will think too bland but for this price well done.
Light on the pallet. Little sweet with hints of chocolate. The sip doesn’t last long which is the biggest bummer. But for a wheater - it’s a good price
Great wheat whiskey. Very smooth and great flavors.
Did not care for this at all. At best I would use it for a mixed drink but it’d odd to taste good at all. I may just pour it down the drain
Really? This distillery usually produces quality whiskey. Down the drain sounds harsh
Easy on the nose - floral with slight smoke. Sweet and strong taste that lingers a little. Good but not great.
Very smooth. Great everyday whiskey. Can’t beat the quality for the price.
I love heaven hill products, but this one was lackluster. Wouldn’t buy again. Will use as a base for mix drinks.
6/10 overall, but 8/10 for the price point. Floral and sweet nose. Finish is caramel and cinnamon.
Minty and refreshing with noticeable wheat and a touch of dates. Finish leaves more mint, but warms the mouth and is nice and clean.
Born in 1848 just outside of Kippenheim, Germany, Isaac Woolfe Bernheim emigrated to the United States when he was a teenager with just $4 in his pocket. He originally planned on taking a job in New York City, but when his employer filed for bankruptcy, Bernheim was forced to find another line of work. He eventually became a travelling salesman, selling housewares to families in Pennsylvania on horseback.
When his horse died, though, Isaac and his brother, Bernard — who had just emigrated to the United States himself — moved to Kentucky. Together, they purchased Pleasure Ridge Park Distillery in 1896 and renamed it Bernheim Distillery Co. During Prohibition, theirs was one of only ten distilleries permitted to remain open and produce whiskey for medicinal purposes.
Bernheim Original Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey is one of the first truly original straight whiskies produced since Prohibition. Since its primary grain is winter wheat (as opposed to corn or rye), the whiskey has a soft, sweet flavor profile yet a more complex body. The mash, which includes corn and malted barley, is distilled at its namesake distillery in Louisville, Kentucky and then aged for five years in the rickhouses of Heaven Hill in Nelson County, Kentucky.
Had to try the 7-year wheat, and it didn’t disappoint, just prefer the higher corn mash bill of a bourbon. Cherry cola notes upon cracking the bottle, and big wheat flavor at first sip, because of course.
Wonderfully gentle on the nose, with wheat, a slightly charred oak, peppery spice and vanilla/caramel sweetness coming through. The palette is equally enjoyable. Wheat fades into a nice toasted charred oak (not its not so strong that you feel like you’re chewing on a piece of wood). Peppery spice hits the sides of my tongue as well as a very faint cinnamon before mellowing out into a sweet caramel vanilla note that lingers on the finish. Finish is mellow; this isn’t a whiskey that bits. It does leave you with the pleasant taste of what are traditionally bourbon notes. A great underrated wheat (and inexpensive!) to add to your collection. One of my favorites—as you can tell. :)
Very smooth and mellow with a sweet finish.
Was a lot hotter than I expected and not a whole lot of flavor. Might be a good mixer but is to medicinal tasting to be enjoyed near.
Sweet and smooth. Not a robust mouthfeel but a good sipper on ice.
not bad. sweeter than expected
Spicier than expected but good
It’s very interesting. You hardly think of wheat as imparting any flavor to wheated bourbons because they just allow the sweetness of the corn through. This is a complex and unique whiskey to enjoy neat. Very smooth.
Way too Spivey and strong tasting. Not to my liking at all. All burn, no flavor.
Nice flavor and surprisingly smooth
very smooth, easy to drink, almost sweet, great for mixing, not interesting enough (imho) for drinking it straight up.
Very warm and spicy. Not as smooth as Bulleit, but smooth with a longer burn and finish. Very long legs. It is buttery on the nose and I like that a lot. I can taste the cinnamon up front and at the long finish with the herbs coming on for an early visit the leaving like a good neighbor.
Incredibly delicious. It’s sweet, but not too sweet, smooth, and full bodied. Fantastic whiskey.
Very smooth and sweet. No sharpness or spiciness which makes it a nice, easy sip.
Awesome!!! It explodes with light brown sugar, vanilla and slightly spiced. Highly recommended this whiskey for people who are just getting their whiskey on.
Very smooth- subtle flavors easy drinker
Not complex but good
A nice sweet and smooth bourbon!
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.
Extremely smooth, great tasting, a little bite on the end that's easily cured with a cube.