Nose: very bourbon-like but the sweetness is creamier. Moist vanilla cake. With lemon buttercream icing! Decadent sweetness atop rich, toasted oak. Marvellous aroma.
Taste: full-bodied, with big sweetness to match the nose. Lots of oak. Drinks like a bourbon but the taste in unique.
Finish: long and oak-driven, as expected. Just a tad bitter at the back of the mouth.
Balance: this wonderful whiskey came as a surprise, especially after seeing a few lukewarm reviews describing it as flat and tasteless. The wheat really shines with a dominant vanilla profile. Very well-made and balanced. 7 years of aging seems about perfect.
There are a few big flavour buffs who find Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey to be too mild-mannered for their taste. I can tell you, though, of the many noobies and intermediate experience whisky lovers for whom I have poured 25 whiskies including many big names, Bernheim Original is among the top 3 or 4 of most universally well-liked among all whiskies sampled.
@Megawatt I agree with you, the sweetness is creamy. I like it a lot even if I would not rate iT over 90. Something interesting is that I find that wheat whiskies are getting spicier with air exposure. After a year opened, I would have qualify a bottle of Bernheim I had as spicy and that is as a whiskey not as a wheat whiskey.