Whisky is a distilled spirit obtained from the fermented mash of grains including barley, rye, corn and wheat. Unlike other spirits made from fermented grain, it is the unique maturation process in oak that sets it apart.
This whisky has been matured for 14 years in traditional oak casks before being transferred to Caribbean rum casks to impart some extra flavour. This process has created a well-rounded and drinkable whisky with notes of fruit and vanilla.
McAfee's Benchmark is a rye based Kentucky Straight Bourbon from the Buffalo Trace distillery , awarded 90 points by Wine Enthusiast and a former Gold Medal and Trophy winner at the International Spirits Challenge.
A smart packaging job for this distillery-bottled expression of Benromach 10yo, which has been a big hit since its introduction in late 2009. Well done to G&M for making the standard release strength 43%.