Benchmark Bourbon really is one for the more well Bourbon producers to beat, and despite its status as an outsider, it really warrants some attention. Especially if cocktails are on the menu. On the nose bears caramel notes with a delicate stone-fruit backdrop. Has a robust and sturdy palate with some fine leather notes mingling with dry tobacco, a touch of oak and a hint of dried cherries. The finish is smooth and calming.