Wheat whiskey is a pretty small and often overlooked segment while its wheated bourbon cousin gets most of the attention. In the realm of wheat whiskey, Heaven Hill’s Bernheim Wheat Whiskey is one of the most widely distributed, and overall interest and supply is growing with distilleries releasing their homemade whiskey and/or sourcing from MGP.
Wheat whiskey follows virtually all the same rules as bourbon or rye, but is composed of at least 51% wheat instead of corn or rye. You can think of it as a wheated bourbon on wheat steroids (wheaties?). Bernheim uses 51% wheat and 39% corn, so it’s not so far off from a wheated bourbon, and its 7 year age statement is great too. I don’t have much experience with wheat whiskey, so let’s discover what it’s about in this Bernheim Wheat Whiskey review.
Thank you to Ryan B. for the sample.