One of my favorite bourbons is old Benchmark from the 70s or 80s. I buy all I can when I find it. Benchmark was sold in 1989 to Sazarac. Around 1999 they offered a 10 year Benchmark Single Barrel for a couple of years. I have a couple of bottles of it. I find it taste much more like Seagram's Benchmark than it does any Sazarac version in the last 10 years or so.
My question: Did Sazarac get the Benchmark in barrels when they acquired the brand, and if so, could the Benchmark SB be the last of the old stuff in barrels?