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    BOTM: 4/12 Benchmark Old No. 8

    Late again. What else is new?

    Thanks to a suggestion from one of our members, the BOTM this month is Benchmark Old No. 8.

    It's been a long time since I've had this bourbon, so I can't really comment too much on it. One thing I do remember is that I thought it wasn't too bad. A little surprising considering the price. IIRC, I think I paid around $10 or $11 for a 750. Yeah, I know. QPR. I think this bourbon qualifies as one of those that's a good value pour. A fairly decent bourbon, at a great price.

    What do you all think?

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    Re: BOTM: 4/12 Benchmark Old No. 8

    Quote Originally Posted by fishnbowljoe View Post
    Late again. What else is new?

    Thanks to a suggestion from one of our members, the BOTM this month is Benchmark Old No. 8.

    It's been a long time since I've had this bourbon, so I can't really comment too much on it. One thing I do remember is that I thought it wasn't too bad. A little surprising considering the price. IIRC, I think I paid around $10 or $11 for a 750. Yeah, I know. QPR. I think this bourbon qualifies as one of those that's a good value pour. A fairly decent bourbon, at a great price.

    What do you all think?

    Cheers! Joe
    This will make me finally buy a bottle.

    I can tell you what Josh thinks of it.

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    Re: BOTM: 4/12 Benchmark Old No. 8

    For the first time in a long time, I have the BOTM in my cabinet (and saw this in the appropriate month!)

    Unfortunately, tonight I'm drinking the (almost) original Benchmark, post-Seagram's-label but still from Louisville.
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    Re: BOTM: 4/12 Benchmark Old No. 8

    I had Benchmark No. 8 a couple of years ago. I liked it. Simple, sweet, but with a bit of a bite on the finish (in a good way). Heck of a lot better than EWB. For the price, a heck of a deal.

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    Re: BOTM: 4/12 Benchmark Old No. 8

    Benchmark is a fantastic bourbon for soaking woodchips and pouring into coffee. It would probably kill weeds pretty well too, although I'd have to really hate the weeds in question.

    I have to disagree with my esteemed colleague weller_tex. Evan Williams black is light years ahead of Benchmark. Not even in the ballpark, it ain't the same league. it ain't even the same !#$%ing sport, as Jules might say.
    Last edited by Josh; 04-05-2012 at 12:41.
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    Re: BOTM: 4/12 Benchmark Old No. 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Benchmark is a fantastic bourbon for soaking woodchips and pouring into coffee. It would probably kill weeds pretty well too, although I'd have to really hate the weeds in question.

    I have to disagree with my esteemed colleague weller_tex. Evan Williams black is light years ahead of Benchmark. Not even in the ballpark, it ain't the same league. it ain't even the same !#$%ing sport, as Jules might say.
    This is a much better review than your alter ego's Sipilogy review!

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    Re: BOTM: 4/12 Benchmark Old No. 8

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    This is a much better review than your alter ego's Sipilogy review!
    Thanks, I think.

    I at least pretend to be professional over there. It's gotten my writing career where it is today.
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    Re: BOTM: 4/12 Benchmark Old No. 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Benchmark is a fantastic bourbon for soaking woodchips and pouring into coffee. It would probably kill weeds pretty well too, although I'd have to really hate the weeds in question.

    I have to disagree with my esteemed colleague weller_tex. Evan Williams black is light years ahead of Benchmark. Not even in the ballpark, it ain't the same league. it ain't even the same !#$%ing sport, as Jules might say.
    I just find EWB so incredibly bland and boring.

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    Re: BOTM: 4/12 Benchmark Old No. 8

    Quote Originally Posted by weller_tex View Post
    I just find EWB so incredibly bland and boring.
    I would have been happy if the last bottle of Benchmark I had was simply bland and boring. It was offensive.

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    Re: BOTM: 4/12 Benchmark Old No. 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker View Post
    I would have been happy if the last bottle of Benchmark I had was simply bland and boring. It was offensive.
    It has been two years since I had it, maybe it went downhill in that time period.

 

 

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