Benchmark Bonded Bourbon
Frankfort, Kentucky, USA (Heaven Hill)
Benchmark Bonded bourbon is a very easy-to-drink, enjoyable bourbon and is a nice addition to the value Bottled in Bond family. The flavors are far from complex, but they are fairly classic, if a bit on the sweet side. What’s interesting is that there is more oak presence than I would have expected. The bottle states that the bourbon is aged four years. Since it is a BiB bourbon, there can’t be any older bourbon blended in (it has to be the product of one distilling season), so the woodiness is a bit surprising for its age.