Bernheim Original Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey
Bernheim Original Straight Wheat Whiskey was the first truly new variety of American straight whiskey introduced since Prohibition. Heaven Hill Master Distiller's saw an opportunity to give today's whiskey connoisseurs a unique taste experience. At its launch, Bernheim was the only straight whiskey to use winter wheat as the primary grain in its mashbill, giving it a soft, sweet flavor and medium finish. As a straight whiskey, it meets same criteria as Bourbon or rye—aged a minimum of two years in new, charred oak barrels, distilled at less than 160 proof, and contains no coloring, flavoring or blending agents.
It was only fitting that this ground-breaking American Whiskey should bear the Bernheim name. Brothers Isaac Wolfe and Bernard Bernheim, pioneering German immigrants with little money and big dreams, established a distillery in Louisville, KY in the 19th century. Since that time, the Bernheim Distillery has consistently produced whiskeys lauded for their superior taste and quality.
Because it is made with wheat, Bernheim has a unique, more mellow taste profile than a traditional Bourbon, so it delivers a smooth, high quality cocktail without overpowering or making it too heavy. Its mixability with a variety of juices and liqueurs makes it perfect for creating an endless array of crisp and refreshing drink recipes.
World's Best Wheat Whisky 2016 - World Whiskies Awards