At its launch, Bernheim Original Straight Wheat Whiskey was the first truly new variety of American straight wheat whiskey introduced since Prohibition. Heaven Hill Master Distillers saw an opportunity to give today's whiskey connoisseurs a unique taste experience. 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. Today, on the front of the bottle, Bernheim proudly displays its finest attributes: Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey, small batch, and a 7 year age statement. With an age statement of 7 years, Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey truly is well worth the wheat. It is the only straight wheat whiskey distributed nationally. As a straight whiskey, it meets the 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. As a small batch product, it is made with a dump of 100 barrels.
Technically a single malt, and the softest and sweetest of our whiskey expressions. Aged two years in American Oak barrels, this 100% malted winter wheat whiskey is a delicate yet flavorful spirit. While it’s definitely on the delicate side, it’s certainly not forgettable. "Aromas of honey, cedar and vanilla are echoed on the earthy palate on this golden small-batch wheat whiskey. The exit is smoothed by creamy honey dotted with clove and cayenne heat." - Wine Enthusiast, 2017 AWARDS 2017 - 92 points / Blue Lifestyle Seal of Approval 2017 - 89 points / Wine Enthusiast 2016 - 87 points / Beverage Testing Institute
Masterson’s Wheat is crafted with choice Canadian wheat and mineral-rich glacial lake water, and it’s dis- tilled in an old-fashioned copper pot – a symbol of the timeless craftsmanship that went into this whiskey. Aging occurs in white oak casks and takes 12 years for the whiskey to completely mellow.
McKenzie Wheat Whiskey is made from 60% wheat, 20% corn, 20% malted barley. The whiskey is aged for 2 years in our used bourbon barrels. The end result is an exceptionally soft whiskey with notes of toffee, sherry-vanilla, and toasted oak. Master Distiller, Thomas Earl, says "It just tastes like whiskies oughta taste."
This bottle contains the original batch of Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey produced in 2000. Now 13 years old, this whiskey was aged on the top floors or Rickhouse Y. A rare Heaven Hill original, it is bottled at cask strength without chill-filtration showcasing for the first time the full taste profile of Wheat Whiskey.