Benchmark No. 8 Bourbon

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McAfee's Benchmark // Kentucky, USA

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  1. KentuckyBoy

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not great but not horrible given its price point(bottom shelf). I generally use it as a mixer but can stand on its own. It will give you all the classic bourbon flavors but not one will be outstanding. This would be a good party/gameday bourbon without breaking the budget. As one review I read before buying for the first time...."hits well above it's weight"
  2. runrevcollins

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    3rd pour tonight. I definitely found my new daily sipper. Great flavor for an amazing price.
    9.99 USD per Bottle
  3. whiskeyrunner78

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    Part of the famed Buffalo Trace mashbill #1, Benchmark NO. 8 is the younger sibling of such coveted bourbons as Eagle Rare, colonel E.H. Taylor, and George T Stagg. It comes in the humble plastic bottle with the not quite straight label, and in my neck of the woods it's a mere 11.99 for 750 ml. So obviously, aged only 3 years your not getting the complex flavors that come from 10+ years in the barrel and a sweet spot in the rickhouse, but what you do get is a mild, fairly inoffensive bourbon bargain. Nothing fancy here, just basic bourbon flavor, vanilla, a little oak and not much spice. The finish, unfortunately, has a bit of a medicinal taste. So maybe it borderlines on dull, but it gets the job done in a cocktail and if you're in the mood for something basic, it's fine for sipping too. I wouldn't recommend drinking this neat, much better on the rocks.
    11.99 USD per Bottle
  4. rach2500

    Tasted
    2.25
    2.25 out of 5 stars
  5. Dean-M-Tzobanakis

    Tasted
    2.25
    2.25 out of 5 stars
    Not bad at all, but a little too sweet. Vanilla, oak spice and marshmallow. There’s a trace of erythritol syrup on the finish that I don’t love, but otherwise the finish is nice and spicy. Solid classic bourbon.
  6. runrevcollins

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Day 7 of #30daybourbonchallenge for #bourbonheritagemonth Benchmark Old No. 8 Buffalo Trace Mashbill #1 This is the low rye mashbill (believed <10% rye) versus the Ancient Age's Mashbill #2 Nose is sweet with toffee and a bit of ethanol Palate sweet with a little spicy Finish is spice with a mild alcohol burn. This isn't complex but at 10 🦌 per 750 mL it's bourbon. I could drink the daily and would be decent in a mixer.
    10.0 USD per Bottle
  7. jjisdynomite

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Light sweetness and black pepper. Taste: Very smooth light mouth feel, good sweetness and pepper. Almost no heat due to the low proof. It’s a pretty short finish. I can’t believe the low ratings. If it was $50 it would be a 1.5 or 2 but it’s $10!! Pretty good for bottom shelf stuff.
  8. schonto

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    1.5
    1.5 out of 5 stars
  9. actionj23

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
  10. triple_b

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
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