Just like bourbon, Bernheim has a unique personality that’s all its own. The nose is crisp with pumpkin, spice, and pancake syrup. It has all the aromas of fall, and even its golden, rusty-brown color is reminiscent of fallen leaves.
The first sips are bursting with citrus, and there are flavors reminiscent of oranges on the palate. I will say that Bernheim finishes pretty quickly, and leaves a nice honey-ham ending.
Not bad. Not spectacular, but not bad.
One last note for the health conscious: Bernheim wheat is, in fact, gluten-free (one of my favorite patrons, Cam, had questions as to whether it was or not), and is vegan friendly.
The distillation of the main ingredients in Bernheim Original Wheated eliminates most the elements that affect those with gluten intolerance. Of course, those who are hyper-sensitive may want to pass this one up, but its a good try for the curious and mildly intolerant.