If anything in a bottle can remind me of being back on the Matheny farm, Bernheim Original is it. Immediately, the smell of a dry country barn hits you – dry straw, fresh corn, a touch of wood, and old leather. The primary taste is one of crisp wholewheat biscuits with a touch of spice. While not as sweet as many bourbons (or as strong, only being 45% abv^), it is undeniably sweet and leaves a great finish of vanilla and grain. This is really a great glass of whisky and is quite unique drink, having not been distilled since Prohibition.
This is definitely a whisky that I would recommend to my friends, all except for the price … £44.99 at The Whisky Exchange … but if you get a chance for a glass, jump at it!
^ My favorite bourbons range from about the same (around 45% abv) to as high as 70% abv.