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Benchmark Old No. 8 Bourbon
Bourbon /40% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
- Tasting Notes
- Caramel, Cherry, Leather, Oak, Stone Fruit, Tobacco
In 1773, three McAfee Brothers left Virginia westward to explore the uncharted territory that would later become known as Kentucky. The brothers surveyed the land now home to the world's most award-winning distillery - Buffalo Trace Distillery. The surveyor marks left behind are known as benchmarks and this bourbon whiskey honors the pioneering spirits of these early American explorers.View all products by BenchmarkCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Daniel A.Verified BuyerAug 26 2021Verified Buyer KasynVerified BuyerJun 3 2021Verified Buyer
I have been looking for a new well bourbon for mixing since I moved to Baltimore since no one carries Old Crow here.. and this isn't it. It's got a weird flavor and does not taste like any straight bourbon I've ever had. Do not recommend.
Earl P.Verified BuyerMay 4 2021Verified Buyer
Horrid. It wasn't what I wanted. I tried to work with guy at the store to find a substitute for my out of stock order and he just got flustered and said, We'll substitute something. Look, I'm buying low end bourbon but this benchmark is like Listerine
Jonesy of Ft. Worth, TXNov 19 2020
?Not as good as Jack, but you can't beat the price!!!
MarySep 25 2020
TorinVerified BuyerJul 1 2020Verified Buyer
sueVerified BuyerJun 17 2020Verified Buyer
benchmark is comparable with the more expense brands
KyleVerified BuyerJun 12 2020Verified Buyer
This bourbon far exceeds its price point. My go to mixer was always Jim Beam, until I tried Benchmark. It is smooth and has great flavor and I don't even mind having it neat, but then again that is to be expected from Buffalo Trace Distillery.
JeffreyVerified BuyerMay 19 2020Verified Buyer
Great bourbon. Great price. Period.
StevenVerified BuyerJan 5 2020Verified Buyer
Good for the price
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.