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    Mcafee's Benchmark

    I've seen this around quite a lot recently and was wondering if its something you guys have come across or if it is export only? Its cheap here at around £15 a bottle.
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    Re: Mcafee's Benchmark

    Quote Originally Posted by Rutter View Post
    I've seen this around quite a lot recently and was wondering if its something you guys have come across or if it is export only? Its cheap here at around £15 a bottle.
    It's available in the states. It's the low end offering from the BT mashbill no. 1, the higher corn one. That's the same one used for Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Old Charter, & George T. Stagg.

    At one time it was owned by Seagram's and, along with Eagle Rare, was made at what is now the Four Roses distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.
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    Re: Mcafee's Benchmark

    Is it any good??
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    Re: Mcafee's Benchmark

    I've seen it but have never tried it... a future BOTM?
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    Re: Mcafee's Benchmark

    I have been playing with bottom shelf bargains for the last few years and have intended to try this out. I cannot recall seeing this in SoFla until recently so this may be why I had not tried this out before.

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    Re: Mcafee's Benchmark

    For less than $10 here, I think it holds it's own with bourbon twice the price.
    Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough. - Mark Twain.

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    Re: Mcafee's Benchmark

    It's decent, certainly worth a try. The very low rye content makes whiskey from that mash bill pretty palatable even at a young age.

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    Re: Mcafee's Benchmark

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    The very low rye content makes whiskey from that mash bill pretty palatable even at a young age.
    I take it then that the "8" on the neck label does not signify age. Correct?
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    Re: Mcafee's Benchmark

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonJoe View Post
    I take it then that the "8" on the neck label does not signify age. Correct?
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    Right, but funny you would think it might. You don't think they do that on purpose, do you?

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    Re: Mcafee's Benchmark

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonJoe View Post
    I take it then that the "8" on the neck label does not signify age. Correct?
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    It's possible, even likely, that once upon a time it was 8 years old, but now it's just "old no. 8" much like EW 1783 used to be 10 years old and is now just No. 10 Brand.
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