Benchmark Bourbon Old Number 8
Benchmark Bourbon Details
Whiskey or Whisky
Insider knowledge: Benchmark Bourbon Old Number 8 whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from America. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Benchmark Bourbon Old Number 8 whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
Benchmark Bourbon Bottling Note
Benchmark by name, benchmark by nature. This really is one for the more well Bourbon producers to beat, and despite its status as an outsider, really warrants some attention - especially if cocktails are on the menu.
Best For The Buck
Saw this on the Buffalo Trace website, so decided to give it a try. Found it on the bottom shelf for $12.75 in Iowa. It is not a bottom shelf bourbon, but that doesn't bother me. It's my new go-to.
5th February 2014
I had a 3 year long process, where I was going to pick the King of the low-mid priced Bourbons (less than Beam was my rule) and this was the winner. I think I paid $17 for a 1.75, although I have to go out of my small town to get it, worth the drive.
29th April 2013
Rating for the above comment.
6th March 2013
Nice nose. Corn on the palate with slight maple flavour. Nice dry rye finish . Can't be beat for the price.
3rd March 2013