Bernheim Original

  • Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey

75cl / 45%

Bernheim Original

In stock online

£78.50

Web Exclusive Price

£65.42 ex VAT

(£104.67 per litre)

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Product Description

Bernheim Original is made by Heaven Hill and is the only straight wheat American whiskey available. A winner of the Gold 'Editor's Choice Award' from Whisky Magazine with a score of 17.75 out of 20 from Dave Broom & Michael Jackson, Bernheim is 51% winter wheat, 39% corn and 10% barley malt. A soft, mellow, fruity palate with gentle vanilla notes.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by John Hansell for Whisky Advocate

    • Comment

      Straight wheat whiskeys can be almost too easy-going. Not chill-filtering adds teasing, subtle complexity. Gently sweet, with maple syrup, caramel, marzipan, and coconut cream, along with a dusting of vanilla, cinnamon, and green tea. A whiskey for a lazy saturday afternoon... or perhaps with pancakes at brunch?

    • Score

      87 Points

  • Tasting Notes by Mark Gillespie, World Whiskies Awards 2012

    • Cinnamon, brown sugar, tobacco, and leather notes. Peppery and intense with cinnamon and black pepper notes, honey and brown sugar touches underneath. Lingering and spicy with cinnamon touches and a hint of tobacco.

  • Tasting Notes by Robin Laing, World Whiskies Awards 2012

    • Buttery vanilla tablet, caramel and fudge spring out from the nose - becoming fresh and subtle, like shrubs on a hillside in summer, perhaps distant smoke, then white pepper. The palate is certinaly sweet - toffee burnt sugar, fudge, with a hint of cumin; stewed rhubarb tartness arrives with a splash of water, restoring balance.

  • Tasting Notes by Michael Jackson

    • Nose

      Warm, welcoming, appetising. The bakery aromas of Sunday brunch.

    • Palate

      Pancakes. Cornbread. Buttered corn. Peach cobbler. Pecan pie. Pints of vanilla ice cream with butterscotch sauce, garnished with sprigs of fresh mint.

    • Finish

      A hint of soft, leafy, balancing dryness.

    • Comment

      At an ‘all you can eat’ buffet in Chicago, a woman piling her plate said to me: “isn’t this sinful?” This is temptation in a bottle.

    • Score

      8.75/10.

  • Tasting Notes by Dave Broom

    • Nose

      The first impression is butter, then fresh baking, toasted crumpet followed by light red fruit (cherry) and allspice. Gentle, with a tricksy quality, lemon meringue lifted by a subtle spiciness. Very clean and well defined.

    • Palate

      Gentle then a tingle of fresh planed oak. Reminiscent of melted rock candy with a hint of toffee and a menthol note. Very fine.

    • Finish

      Long, spicy.

    • Comment

      A stunning glass, gentle yet exotic.

    • Score

      9/10

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How we pack
  • Eco-friendly Packaging

    Our boxes are made of 100% recyclable cardboard. Our special air-inflated packaging is both re-usable and recyclable, as well as efficient to both transport and dispose of.

  • Flexible Delivery Options

    We deliver to countries all over the world! You can also select express delivery, or pick a specific delivery date, at checkout.

  • Packed With Care

    Our experienced warehouse team take great care with every order. As specialists in glass packaging they ensure that your items stay safe and secure in transit.

Returns

14-Day returns policy

We want you to be 100% happy with your order and it is our aim to ensure that all products supplied to all customers arrive in perfect condition. You have the right to cancel your order at any time without being charged for the goods ordered within 14 days of purchasing (other than for perishable or personalised products or those products that have been specified as non-returnable).

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Disclaimer

While we endeavour to provide full and accurate information on our website, there may be occasions where producers have updated their recipe or failed to provide full details of their ingredients and processes. This may affect factors including the product style and allergen information, and we would advise that you always check the label and not solely rely on the information presented here. If you are at all uncertain about a product then please contact our customer service team before purchase.

Customer Reviews

5 (7 Reviews)

  • 5

    Bjorn,

    This Heaven Hill product, aged 7 years, is smooth and wonderful straight and neat or mixed into any bourbon based cocktail. The value in this bottle cannot be beat.

  • 5

    Rod,

    Hard to find here in Australia but well worth the effort to try

  • 5

    Anonymous,

    Great wheater!

  • 4

    Oliver Lea, Portsmouth,

    Tangy and wheaty, golden syrup and grape sweetness. Pretty easy drinking.

  • Pat,

    This is excellent stuff. If you want to try something a bit different, give it a go, although it's not cheap.Nose: Liquorice, anise, hickory, tropical fruit, toasted cinnamonTaste: Incredibly smooth then lightly-spiced and peppery Finish: The sweetness is held in check by the wood but never overpowering