Bernheim Single Barrel Wheat Whiskey


Bernheim Original Straight Wheat Whiskey was the first truly new variety of American straight whiskey introduced since Prohibition. Heaven Hill’s Master Distillers saw an opportunity to give today’s whiskey connoisseurs a unique taste experience. This whiskey uses Wheat as the primary ingredient rather than corn, making it essentially a “new” classification of whiskey. Others have followed suit in recent years, perhaps most notably Masterson’s. Wheat lends a slightly lighter, sweeter flavor to whiskey than rye, which is the more typical secondary mash grain with a softer texture in the mouth than corn.

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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.

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