Bernheim Barrel Proof Wheat Whiskey

One of the weirdest standard releases in whiskey gets a facelift with this 118.8 proof version of Bernheim wheat. A WHEAT WHISKEY, and not a wheated bourbon, the grain note on the nose is massive, like a wood-fired oven bakery, then follows oak, then a touch of orange fruit on the end. The palate is a full flavored grain blockbuster, almost austere, but with JUST enough vanilla and toffee to balance it out. This is what I would call a “change up” whiskey. If you’ve been banging away at Sazerac products, or wheated whiskies for a month give your palate something completely different but still in the bourbon/whiskey universe.