McAfee's Benchmark Old No. 8 Brand

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 088004021085
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about McAfee's Benchmark Old No. 8 Brand

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alc./vol: 40%

Proof: 80°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United States United States

This straight bourbon whiskey is made at the Buffalo Trace Distillery and was originally launched by Seagram in 1967 as simply Benchmark Bourbon. 'McAfee' was added much later and refers to one Hancock McAfee who, in 1775, was one of the first European settlers where this is now distilled.
The Benchmark brand was purchased by Sazerac, owners of Buffalo Trace Distillery, in 1989.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 23/04/2012

Appearance:

Clear, mid golden amber.

Aroma:

Chargrilled corn-on-the-cob, mild vanilla'd old wardrobe oak and tobacco (previous sample revealed lightly spiced caramel with faint peanut and pear fruit).

Taste:

Dry oak with faint smokyness, blackened corn-on-the-cob, barbeque charcoal, tobacco cinnamon and nutmeg spice.

Aftertaste:

Dry oaky tobacco, with rye-like spice. (Previous sample revealed chocolate notes.)

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