in

Bernheim Barrel Proof Wheat Whiskey B923 Review

Bernheim Barrel Proof Wheat Whiskey B923 Review
Reader Rating859 Votes
8.9
10

Nose

Sweet bread | Pastry crust | Apple cider | Cinnamon | Leather | Slightly astringent

Palate

Fireball candy | Brown sugar | Tannic oak | Leather | Slight creaminess | Astringency increases throughout

Finish

Astringency peaks | Burnt brown sugar | Oak tannins compete with sweetness | Savory | Very long

Overall

The second release in the Bernheim Original Barrel Proof Wheat Whiskey series, Batch B923 proves barrel proof wheat whiskey can be a tricky endeavor. In February 2023, the first batch of this whiskey joined Heaven Hill’s Elijah Craig Barrel Proof and Larceny Barrel Proof, with Batch B923 being their second release, and coming in just slightly higher in proof. The aroma is sweet and inviting, with notes of sweet bread, pastry crust, apple cider, cinnamon, and leather. The palate brings some heat with Fireball candy, with a slightly increasing astringency, plus brown sugar, tannic oak, and leather for complexity. There’s a nice creaminess to it, but it can be a bit harsh due to the astringency, which peaks as it transitions into the finish. Here, the astringency competes with a pleasing brown sugar note and it has an enjoyable savory flavor as it trails off.

Overall, Batch B923 is enjoyable, but it’s a bumpier ride as a result of the astringency. Barrel proof wheat whiskeys are relatively unexplored, so it’s exciting to have the option. Batch B923 provides a nice contrast to the first batch, and shows promise that future batches will far exceed the quality of this one.

Value

Heaven Hill has done a great job crafting this whiskey, so it’s a worth a try for the price.

Bernheim Barrel Proof Wheat Whiskey B923 Review
Bernheim Barrel Proof Wheat Whiskey B923 Review
Bottle Info

Classification: Straight Wheat Whiskey

Company: Bernheim Distillery (Heaven Hill)

Distillery: Bernheim Distillery (Heaven Hill)

Release Date: September 2023

Proof: 120.4

Age: 7-9 Years

Mashbill: 51% Wheat, 37% Corn, 12% Malted Barley

Color: Reddish Amber

MSRP: $65 / 750mL (2023)

Official Website

Reader Rating859 Votes
8.9
10

2 Comments

Leave a Reply
  1. |

    I really enjoyed the complexity of flavors in this whiskey. The nose had a nice balance of sweet and spicy notes, while the palate had a nice creaminess and a touch of heat. The finish was quite interesting, with a mix of sweet and savory flavors that lingered on the palate. Overall, a well-rounded whiskey with a unique flavor profile.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Written by Dustin Gandoff

Dustin Gandoff is a news reporter and bourbon enthusiast. He has been writing about bourbon for the past five years, and has become an expert in the field. He has traveled to distilleries all over the world to learn more about the craft and to sample some of the finest bourbons available. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with others, and is always looking for new ways to explore the world of bourbon.

Personalized Bourbon Bottles by J. Mattingly 1845 for Holidays

Personalized Bourbon Bottles by J. Mattingly 1845 for Holidays

New Honey Bourbon by Detroit City Distillery Launches Nov 10

New Honey Bourbon by Detroit City Distillery Launches Nov 10