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    Bernheim Straight Wheat Whiskey opinions?

    Anyone have any experience with this whiskey yet?

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    Re: Bernheim Straight Wheat Whiskey opinions?

    The small taste I got at the Heaven Hill Visitors Center was light to medium body with lots of floral tones. Very interesting indeed, as it doesn't really resemble even a wheated bourbon. I liked it and I think Leslie proclaimed it one of the best whiskies she's ever tried.

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    Re: Bernheim Straight Wheat Whiskey opinions?

    I agree. Very pleasant, interesting taste.

    Heaven Hill has hit a home run, except for the $39 a bottle tag. Novelty aside, this is pricey for a 5 y/o product.

    I'd bet they kept a few of these barrels aging longer -- hopefully, we'll see a 7 or 10 yr old HH wheat in the future.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Bernheim Straight Wheat Whiskey opinions?

    I like this... a lot! I find the taste light and an interesting change from my typical bourbon. Very drinkable. I hope they made more because I believe this will get better with a little more time in the barrel.

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    Re: Bernheim Straight Wheat Whiskey opinions?

    Bernheim Wheat is not a one-off, but is a product they intend to keep making. They have held some barrels back for additional aging, but there is no telling if or when they will be released.

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    Re: Bernheim Straight Wheat Whiskey opinions?

    I agree, I would like to try this aged.

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    Re: Bernheim Straight Wheat Whiskey opinions?

    Hi Jeff, Leslie is her name, sorry I called her Tracy...anyway I'm glad that you enjoyed the Bernheim SWW from HH.

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    Re: Bernheim Straight Wheat Whiskey opinions?

    It's as easy-drinking a whiskey as I've had. Aged long enough to pick up some of the sweetness from the barrels' red layers, but not aged long enough to of the more 'woody' astringency. Like many wheated bourbons, it's not terribly complex without the barrel notes, but pleasantly tasty in its own right.

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    Re: Bernheim Straight Wheat Whiskey opinions?

    I really enjoyed the small amount I was priviledged to try but I don't know if any of the others had the same experience I did in nosing. There just wasn't very much there and I was really straining to find it. The taste however was quite pleasant and I am looking forward to getting a bottle to peruse over a longer period of time.

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    Re: Bernheim Straight Wheat Whiskey opinions?

    I had the same experience with the nose--it took awhile to really get a decent reaction. This would be a great whiskey to try with one of those nosing/watchglass cover things.

    I was pleasantly surprised with the straight wheat. It didn't knock my socks off like the 20yo rye did, but it definitely piqued my interest into buying a bottle or two if it ever hits the shelves around here. I didn't find it very bourbonlike, but then again, when I think of wheated bourbons I think subtle, smooth, unaggressive which is exactly what this was.

 

 

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