Unlike a bourbon where the main grain is corn, Bernheim Wheat Whiskey uses 51% wheat, 39% corn, and 10% barley. It still has the sweetness from the corn as well as the wheat. Given its seven years spent in oak, that flavor is a nice component of the aroma and the taste.
It doesn’t have any rye which usually imparts a spicy flavor into bourbons, but there is a little spice from the oak barrel that comes across as a bit of cinnamon to me. Overall, the flavor is mild compared to bourbons, and very mild compared to rye whiskeys.
It is a nice, unoffensive, sweet whiskey. Of course, some people will want something a little more complex.
Age: 7 Years
Proof: 90% (45% ABV)
Price: $25 for 750ml (on sale, NC ABC)
Buy Again: Maybe on occasion