This wheat whiskey will really impress you with its softness and accessibility. Easily drinkable on its own, but also a keen flavor to feature in cocktails that use a lighter-style modifier. Try making a Boulevardier with this and Bianco Vermouth, you’ll be mightily impressed.
That sweet wheat takes over from the get-go. Hints of honeysuckle, clove spice, and vanilla entice your senses. The palate is soft, bright and alluring with toffee, red berries and a touch of barrel spice. A lasting finish replete with oaky tones will have you savoring this to the last drop in the bottle.
Bernheim Original is named for the Old Bernheim Distillery which was just outside downtown Louisville and now houses Heaven Hill’s considerable distilling operations. At its launch it was the first truly new variety of American straight wheat whiskey introduced since Prohibition. Using history as their guide the Heaven Hill Master Distillers saw an opportunity to give connoisseurs a unique olfactory experience. The distillery has undergone a renovation in recent years and Heaven Hill tells us their capacity for production now eclipses a whopping 400,000 barrels a year. That’s a lot of whiskey you’re going to want in 6 – 23 years. Master Distiller Denny Potter has to juggle a lot of projects as they produce no less than 4 brands and up to 18 different labels aside from this one each year. To say that niche whiskeys like this is a labor of love is an understatement.