Benchmark

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Intro:

Named after the McAfee brothers who surveyed a site just north of Frankfort in the late 1700s, this rye recipe bourbon is yet another label that honors the storied history of the Distillery and the land it sits on.

Review:

Well this bourbon is the same mash bill, Mash Bill #1, as many of my favorite bourbons of all time. Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor series, Buffalo Trace, and George T. Stagg to name a few.  It is a low rye ( less than 10%) and to me has a sweet taste after a little burn on the lips.  It is very young, most likely 3-5 years, aged in the upper floors of the BT rick houses.  It does have some burn, it does have a potent nose of alcohol but the mouth feel is smooth, a touch of burn in the back of the throat but a nice sweet after taste.  

Is it worth the $?

I think I paid under $10...so yeah, its well worth the price.  This is where I am getting bitter over pricing.  Something like Benchmark is not far from the flavor profile of bottles costing 10 times as much...or more.  This is a great daily drinker, I drank it neat, no ice or water.