Bernheim 7yr Wheat Whiskey Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Bernheim 7yr Wheat Whiskey

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    45%

  • Age:

    7 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long and tart with lemon pepper, a touch of honey, and ginger.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: Adding water doubles down on the espresso notes, bringing clove and black pepper forward into a big, grippy finish that sings with spice.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Light honey and a touch of oak join the aromatics on the palate with a soft and easy to drink profile.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: All told: Fun stuff, and a nice diversion from the usual bourbon and rye world… when you’re in the mood.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: This pour drinks slightly higher than its proof and could definitely make its way into some whiskey enthusiasts’ weekly rotation.
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  • Raided Score: 75
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: I’m not used to this kind of spirit and frankly, its not my cup of whisky, much too extractive and ‘teabaggy’. Now, in its own style, it’s probably very well made.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: It remains really fresh and lovely, as caramel corn and drying cocoa powder emerge on the finish. A well-crafted and easy-drinking alternative to bourbon.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I'd take this over Old Weller Antique or Weller 12yr on just about any day, and I love that it can also be found with relative ease.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: In a landscape where others are using extravagant and innovative techniques to stand out, Bernheim keeps it uncomplicated, standing out because of its simplicity.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: If you’re an American Whiskey enthusiast it’s definitely worth trying the Bernheims out just to see what a wheat dominant mashbill does to a whiskey.
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  • Intro:

    This is a wheat whiskey distilled at Bernheim. Wheated bourbon are often placed at the height of the bourbon craze, although wheat whiskeys appear to escape relatively unscathed.

  • Nose:

    Soft sweet, lots of honey and caramel. Faint vanilla. Light oak presence. Not too aggressive, but complex and well rounded.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel. No real heat here, but lots of good flavor. Oak is present but balanced, which pairs nicely with tobacco, vanilla, caramel and light pepper. Really nice complexity.

  • Finish:

    Medium to long in length, more sweet than savory here. The oak and tobacco drop off in favor of the vanilla, caramel and some rich nougat here.

  • Overall:

    Its been a couple years since Ive tasted this one, but its still a winner in my book. I'd take this over Old Weller Antique or Weller 12yr on just about any day, and I love that it can also be found with relative ease.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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