Dreaming-of-Islay

Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey

Wheat Whiskey — Kentucky, USA

Tasted
3.5
3.5 out of 5 stars
In a world where age statements are becoming increasingly scarce, Heaven Hill sticks to solid numbers for many of their whiskies. This one is a 7-year product. Notice how I haven't called it a bourbon? It's not. It's a whiskey composed largely of wheat, breaking the rule that bourbon must be 51% corn. To its credit, that big change in mash bill produces a dramatic difference in its flavors. It's incredibly sweet and filled with "high-register" flavors, if that makes any sense. It's almost icy in its profile, with a chilled citrus flavor that's reminiscent of orange popsicles and ice cream. The age comes through in a wood-cabinet varnish accent that helps give this some tannic grip. There aren't many dark, brooding bourbon flavors here, but it works pretty well.
5.0 USD per Pour