Bernheim Original Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey is the first truly new variety of American straight whiskey introduced since Prohibition. Bernheim is the first whiskey to use winter wheat as its primary grain creating a soft, sweet flavour and medium finish.
Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey is produced at the namesake Bernheim Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky as a "small batch" American Whiskey and is aged in Rickhouse Y at Heaven Hill's Bardstown, Nelson County facilities. The release is a unique and award-winning whiskey, including Whisky Magazine’s Gold Editors Choice award and in 2008 and 2009, Bernheim was named “World’s Best Wheat Whiskey” at Whisky Magazine’s World Whisky Awards.
As a straight whiskey, it meets the same criteria as Bourbon or rye -- aged a minimum of two years in a new, charred oak barrel, distilled at less than 160 proof, contain no colouring, flavouring or blending agents - but Bernheim’s unique profile and mixability with a variety of juices and liqueurs open a whole new range of cocktailian possibilities.