WINNER: Mike Lester of Brunswick OH
In 1773, three McAfee Brothers named James, George, and Robert left Virginia westward to explore the uncharted territory that would later become known as Kentucky. Traveling by canoe at first, the McAfee Company eventually followed a native trail overland that led to the great buffalo crossing, where 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.
750 mL, 80 pf
Benchmark Top Floor
Bourbon that matures on the top warehouse floors tends to age faster as heat rises. Bottled at 86 proof, this top-floor whiskey is smooth and well-rounded to be enjoyed straight, with ice, or in your favorite cocktail.
750 mL, 86 pf
The Bottled-In-Bond Act of 1897 set strict standards for bonded whiskey. This 100 proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey aged four years to meet those standards. Enjoy the rich flavor and long smooth finish.
Single season 750 mL, 100 proof
Benchmark Full Proof
This Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is bottled at the same proof that it enters the barrel. Bold and robust, this 125 proof whiskey is meant to be sipped and savored.
750 mL, 125 proof
Benchmark Single Barrel
Only the best barrels are selected and bottled at 95 proof for this special Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. While every barrel is unique, each reflects the utmost standard for the finest taste and most smooth finish with every pour.
750 mL, 95 proof