Bernheim Original 07-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel
Stated Age
07 years old
45.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
K&L Wine Merchants Exclusive
us United States
Added on
23 Feb 2016 10:15 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 25.06

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14 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bernheim Original 07-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.00 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Quite spicy for a wheated whiskey in my view, but nicely crafted Bernheim.
    • Nose
      Gentle oakiness of sandal wood. Fresh vanilla. Aniseed. Slightly dusty. Also associations of (old skool) stimorol chewing gum
    • Taste
      Soft and lemony to start with some perfumed honey. Cream toffee. Plum jam. Some toasted chestnuts intermingled with spicy rye. Quite minty later on. Lots of flavor development.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Peppery. Nutmeg and a little ginger. Bitter chocolate. Pine at the end.

  2. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Very pleasant, fruit compote and warm cookies, light alcohol note and candy-like sweetness, not entirely bourbon atypical aromas, hint of vanilla. Judging by the nose, I would guess a bourbon.
    Slightly spicy and tart, sweet taste, tingles on the tongue, clear oak notes, softens quickly.
    Soft, balanced, tart-sweet, long and slightly dry, the finish remains tart but not bitter with a hint of sweetness and roasted aromas.
    The typical bourbon sweetness is missing.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. karloff scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    This has been on my radar for a long time, and thanks to Lincolnimp for the sample. Definitely seek a bottle out. 
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. karloff scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Excellent. A very enjoyable dram that offers a lot.
    • Nose
      Straight away Huba Buba chewing gum, felt tip pen, a new book smell, vanilla and sherbet dip. Some sort of orange or tangerine. Gooseberry mixed with lemon fool.
    • Taste
      Again the sherbet, not the powdered stuff, more like the sugary stuff. This is sweet but not too sweet for me, just right. Also not as rich as some. A nice balance and again the citrus flavours dance around the tongue. 
    • Finish
      A strong medium sweet finish with a spicy punch on the death.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Some nice flavours emerging on the palate, creamy sweet, something different for sure. Not bad in all honesty, almost too sweet.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      76 76


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