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    Bernheim Wheat Whiskey

    Older threads are closed on this whiskey. My sweet wife picked me up a bottle the other day. I like the Bernheim, not bland and sweet but has some nice bite to it and is wonderful with ice. I was wondering if there were any newer opinions on it.

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    Re: Bernheim Wheat Whiskey

    I like it as a change of pace. I think it's a very successful whiskey, considering they were really shooting in the dark when they made it. I would pick up a bottle if I didn't already have too much whiskey and may anyway.

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    Re: Bernheim Wheat Whiskey

    Yeah I admire them for this whiskey. Totally unexpected. You'd expect some sort of MM sweetness, but instead it's more akin to a rye whiskey. Sharp and savory with a bite. I'd love to try this at 2 more years + 100 proof.

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    Re: Bernheim Wheat Whiskey

    Since it has a majority of wheat and not corn in the mashbill, there shouldn't be any additional sweetness like in a wheated bourbon.

    My best desctiption of it is biscuity. And I really like it as well.
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    Re: Bernheim Wheat Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    Since it has a majority of wheat and not corn in the mashbill, there shouldn't be any additional sweetness like in a wheated bourbon.

    My best desctiption of it is biscuity. And I really like it as well.
    Yeah biscuity is a good word.

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    Re: Bernheim Wheat Whiskey

    I think it's great and better than the first year's release, deeper and richer. Maybe they kept some of the first whiskey dumped for later bottlings or some of it at least, i.e., the current bottlings seem (to me) more matured than on first release.

    Wheat whiskey was a well-known category in the later 1800's, it pops up in old ads all the time. Some obviously was white whiskey - some producers issued a "white wheat whiskey" as such - and some would have been aged surely, just as some corn whiskey was. What is old is new again... But of all the current new styles or experiments we see, e.g., the new crop of white whiskeys, whiskeys aged in wine barrels and so forth, I find Bernheim Wheat the most successful. It's interesting that (to my knowledge) other players haven't followed suit.

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    Re: Bernheim Wheat Whiskey

    They dropped the price a while back too ($25 to $30 range now) which makes it more attractive. Scott described it as biscuity, which I agree, and think of it as a tea and biscuits functioning kind of whiskey...being just the perfect break for us manly-men whiskey drinkers .
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    Re: Bernheim Wheat Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
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    Wheat whiskey was a well-known category in the later 1800's, it pops up in old ads all the time. Some obviously was white whiskey - some producers issued a "white wheat whiskey" as such - and some would have been aged surely, just as some corn whiskey was. What is old is new again... But of all the current new styles or experiments we see, e.g., the new crop of white whiskeys, whiskeys aged in wine barrels and so forth, I find Bernheim Wheat the most successful. It's interesting that (to my knowledge) other players haven't followed suit.

    Gary
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    Re: Bernheim Wheat Whiskey


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    Re: Bernheim Wheat Whiskey

    Cool, thanks Gary!

 

 

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