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Benchmark Old No. 8 Brand

What is it with US whiskey and recipe numbers …. No 7, No 8, No 12 all have their place in the liquor store and my pet conspiracy theory is that they like to prominently show the number in a dramatic font in the hope the unsuspecting customer will confuse with the age…. See end of entry for example. This particular value brand comes from Buffalo Trace and is bottled at 40% ABV. The nose has lemon at first, then a little caramel, and oak. Pretty good. The taste is full bodied, with milk chocolate, cola and vanilla. Nicely balanced. The finish is short with charred oak and a little mint. Not at all bad.

“Simons old number 9 whiskey”

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  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Type: Bourbon
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope

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