It's <$30 at Binny's.
It's <$30 at Binny's.
Col. Charles K. "Crotchety" Cowdery
"Whiskey Don't Keep."
Hopefully the next supply to hit here will have the lower sticker price.
I saw this thread last night, so had a pour in honour of...
Available now at my local for $28.95.
In Virginia, Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey 750ml regularly goes for $24.90.
News FlashHot Deal...on sale this month for $21.90.
I'll be picking up my first bottle this week!
Color: Deep Bronze
Nose: Crisp and light with graham cracker, lemon pie, all spice, and toasted oak. There is a dry whole grain quality to this nose.
Palate: Beautifully balanced, but the flavors are well defined with lemon candy, vanilla, and light honey sweetness that isn’t sticky in the least. The sweetness is far from cloying. Cherries really shine through (kirsch??) also followed by heavily toasted bread and dry oak. Sweet spices (clove, all spice) emerge from mid palate through to the finish.
Finish: For such a light, airy whiskey this finish is really pretty long. Again the cherry fruit shines through in a more cherry candy or maraschino flavor, then toasted oak and sweet spice really takes over.
Overall: Bourbon lovers expecting to drink a rich, sweet, intense whiskey need to pause for a moment. This certainly has some bourbon-like qualities, as it should with a significant portion of corn in the grain recipe. However this is much more elegant, refined, and subtle. The flavors are light and fruity, and the sweetness is present without overdoing it. For Scotch Lovers that feel bourbon is “too sweet” or for those Bourbon Lovers looking for a nice, easy sipping change up – this is a great one. There is something for everyone here – it’s inviting, well made, and I look forward to another glass.
Sour Mash Manifesto Rating: 8.7 (Very Good/Excellent)
Nice review. The Bernheim is a bottle in my cabinet that I have yet to open but looking forward to comparing this wheat influenced whiskey with other "traditional" Bourbon styles.
Jason my notes are close to yours as I found much the same thing. I did not notice the cherry and found more nuttiness and oak qualities but otherwise we are close. This is a sophisticated whisky that makes you work to tease out the nuances but is worth the effort.
So what is the mashbill percentages of Bernheim Wheat?
I have always assumed it was all wheat except for some barley to get the fermentation going.
It's good whiskey but I find the finish very short.