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Drink Review: Bernheim Original

Bernheim Original is made by Heaven Hill and is the only straight wheat American whiskey available. A winner of the Gold ‘Editor’s Choice Award’ from Whisky Magazine with a score of 17.75 out of 20 from Dave Broom & Michael Jackson, Bernheim is 51% winter wheat, 39% corn and 10% barley malt. A soft, mellow, fruity palate with gentle vanilla notes.

Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey:

Aroma: Soft, mellow, fruity palate with gentle vanilla notes.

Appearance: Golden amber, like a glass of almost frozen honey.

Taste: Smells more like a spritzy cocktail than solid-state whiskey. Spicy, sweet, wheaty, light and fruity with a glowing spice note. Wheat taffy.

Drinks: It is difficult to consider using this in any serious cocktails, but it mixes easily. Try it with a sweet recipe such as a Black Manhattan or an Old Pal.

Tasting Notes:

Bernheim Original is made by Heaven Hill and is the only straight wheat American whiskey available. Bernheim Original is aged between 2-5 years in charred, white oak barrels, adding that tell-tale oaky burn to balance out the sweet and mellow fruity notes. A winner of the Gold ‘Editor’s Choice Award’ from Whisky Magazine with a score of 17.75 out of 20 from Dave Broom & Michael Jackson, Bernheim is 51% winter wheat, 39% corn and 10% barley malt. A soft, mellow, fruity palate with gentle vanilla notes.

Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey Review 1:

Bernheim is a very special whiskey that can only be found in select markets. It is light, fresh, applesaucey and wheaty, then it fades into vanilla. The taste is smooth, yet strong. It is like a flavored whiskey with wheat. The nose is very sweet and you can smell a hint of alcohol. It is great, and it is gone!

Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey Review 2:

Appearance:

The color is a dull, almost clear golden amber. When you tilt the glass, it sparkles like when there is ice in the glass, but clear as if there is zero ice. The legs are few and quickly travel down the side of the glass, they are thin and quickly die out.

Aroma:

The nose is soft and light. It smells like a cocktail. The best way to describe it is “Fruity Drink”. There is a light smell of vanilla in there. It smells like a freshly made applesauce.

Taste:

The taste is light and sweet. It is strong, yet soft. It is smooth going down, and it lingers for a few minutes after drinking, like an after-taste. The taste seems a little watered down, like it is watered down. Bernheim Original tastes like apples and vanilla.

Drinks:

It isn’t very drinkable. It will taste great in a cocktail that has a sweetness to it. The best way to have this is with the Black Manhattan, or an Old Pal.

Miscellaneous:

Bernheim Old Style 27 is named for a major brand that has been a tradition in Louisville for over 150 years.

Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey Review 3:

Bernheim Original is a good sipping whiskey. It is clean and sweet. It is nothing too complicated. It is a unique wheat whiskey that is great with an old fashioned. There is a subtle vanilla finish. This whiskey is light and mildly sweet. It is refreshing and feels smooth.

Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey Review 4:

Bernheim is a light golden color. It is almost clear. The smell has a nice touch of vanilla. The taste is clean and smooth. This whiskey is good in mixed drinks because it doesn’t have a strong flavor.

 

Bernheim Original is the color of straw on the edge of being yellow. The nose is soft and sweet with a hint of vanilla. The taste is a bit watered down. It has a smooth vanilla flavor with just a hint of wheat flavor. It is a light whiskey but definitely for sipping. The finish is very mellow and is the vanilla and wheat flavors; it lingers a short time.

Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey Review 5:

I really like the flavor of this whiskey and will definitely buy it again. This whiskey is too light for my taste, but I may bring it to a bar and ask for a Black Manhattan.

Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey Review 6:

I like the smell of Bernheim because it smells like an apple pie. There is a very faint aroma of vanilla, it is like vanilla extract. This whiskey is too light for me. It is on the sweet side. It tastes like winter wheat is going through your mouth. There is a slight burn, in a good way, not in a bad, hurting way. This whiskey has a very clean after taste that lingers a bit. I’m not too big of a fan of this whiskey because of the lightness and lack of aroma. I would definitely drink this whiskey in a mixed drink.

*This Bernheim original wheat whiskey review was conducted and written by a member or our community. We pride ourselves on being unbiased, honest critics and believe the information in this review is correct. However, you may find factual errors in our analysis due to the ever changing whisky market. We do not compensate our critics for their reviews. If you find differences with our reviews, and have questions or concerns, please use the contact us form and let us know your thoughts. The best way to get the latest review of Bernheim Wheat Whiskey is to search for it on the main page.

Written by Mark Adams

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