Benchmark is a premium bourbon brand, introduced by Seagram in 1968. The bourbon was originally produced at Seagram’s distillery in Louisville. In 1989, the brand was taken over by Sazerac and renamed McAfee’s Benchmark. To this day it is distilled at Buffalo Trace. Seagram’s Benchmark 6 Years Old 1976 is an early release of Benchmark from the Seagram era. The bourbon aged for 6 years and is bottled at 86 proof.