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Buffalo Trace McAfee’s Benchmark Old # 8

Nice entry level Bourbon

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@galgReview by @galg

11th Dec 2012


Buffalo Trace McAfee’s Benchmark Old # 8
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Nose: Lots of vanilla, butter, and some acetone (not a bad thing when it comes to bourbons) , the odd tobacco leaf, and a hint of mint, quite spiced and a few maple notes well. given it’s high Rye percentage in the mash bill this is just expected.

Palate:Medium bodied, with a pleasant sweetness/spiciness mix pepper, vanilla, charred oak, fruit, and crème de menthe.

Finish: Bitter sweet, nutty, and a pinch of black pepper.

All in all a very nice entry level Bourbon, a good mixer i am sure. I have to try it in some classic cocktails and see how it (but i am too lazy). For $12 its a no brainer, for 17 quid it’s not that cheap, and for 120 Israel NIS it’s plain outrageously prices (120 NIS = $30!!).

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