The North Carolina ABC stores list Bernheim Original for $24.95. I have found it in a few of the stores, but not many.
My son-in-law and I each bought a bottle when we were visiting Louisville about 18 months ago. He liked it more than I did, but it certainly is not the worst $25 that I have ever spent.
Like Cam said its not regulary available in the Australian market, but I grab a bottle when I can. I like it !
I just had a dram of Bernheim Wheat after a dram of Rebel Reserve, which I thought would be interesting, since they are both distilled by Heaven Hill (the Rebel Reserve is basically Old Fitzgerald juice sold to Luxco for separate aging).
I don't know if my constant sipping of Scotch has ruined my palate for American whiskeys, but I could not taste a huge difference between the two. I keep hearing how the Bernheim is supposed to be a very sweet whiskey, but, to me, it tasted quite spicy and bourbon-y.
Am I doing something wrong?
I was on Spec's (large Houston retailer) website and they had Bernheim listed for $24.58 cash price. Stopped by store today and it was on shelf for $37.xx. I mentioned the difference and the buyer was called - shelf was remarked to match web site. My guess is the price decrease is just now hitting Houston and this will be permanent price.
I bought a Bernheim Wheat, Rittenhouse Rye 100, and EC 12 - out the door at $76.51 less the $15 rebate Ed posted. Not a bad deal.
"biscuity" is something that I find in this as well. Love having this on hand.
For some reason CT always has it priced close to $50. I won't buy it at that price, especially when I can order it online for under $30.
Heaven Hill has definitely dropped its prices consistent with a $30 price point, so if Connecticut is maintaining the higher retail price they're ripping you off even more than usual. (Well, not you, since you won't pay it.)
Time to check my local again to see if they are following the new pricing. Last time I looked Bernheim was still in the $40s.
I spoke to a Bernheim rep at a tasting last April and he mentioned the price would be dropping but I haven't seen that happen around Chicago yet.