In 1773, the McAfee brothers surveyed a site just north of Frankfort, leaving surveyor's benchmarks as guides for the settlers that followed. The bourbon made at the distillery that originated there sets its own Benchmark by which all others are measured.
Medium amber in color, the nose bears caramel notes and a delicate stone-fruit backdrop. The body is medium, and the palate is robust and sturdy, with some fine leather notes mingling with dry tobacco, a touch of oak, and a hint of dried cherries. The finish is smooth and medium in length.