McAfee Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is produced by the Sazerac Company at its Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. This rye recipe is distilled to 40 percent alcohol and aged in oak barrel to reate an easy drinking Bourbon that also makes a fine cocktail.The Benchmark brand was created by Seagram's in the late 1960s to be a luxury or premium-level bourbon. At that time, the whiskey was not called McAfee's, but simply Benchmark Bourbon; and the name McAfee came much later. Originally Benchmark was sold in a decanter-style bottle with a black label. The origin of the McAfee name is that Hancock McAfee was, in 1775, one of the first European settlers at the site where Buffalo Trace stands today.