McAfee´s Benchmark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey McAfee's Benchmark is an American brand of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey produced by the over 200-year-old Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky, which holds the title of the world's most award-winning distillery. McAfee's Benchmark, originally called Benchmark Bourbon, has been named after the two McAfee brothers. McAfee's Benchmark Whiskey Old No. 8 Brand Kentucky Straight Bourbon has won a total of 22 awards at both national and international liquor competitions, and for good reason it is great quality whiskey at an affordable price. Old No. 8 has a sweet taste with notes of vanilla, light caramel, dried fruit and a hint of oak.