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Legent - Two True Legends, One Truly Unique Bourbon

Story: A collaboration between Beam’s Fred Noe and Suntory’s Shinji Fukuyo, this is a straight bourbon partially finished in sherry and other wine casks which was then blended by Fukuyo. The result is a solid whisky that pushes the boundaries of the bourbon category.

Distillery: Beam

Casks: New oak and then a selection of sherry, red wine, and ex-bourbon.

ABV: 47%

Nose: The bourbon and sherry character both come through loud and clear. From the bourbon; plenty of brown sugar, candied nuts, caramel. From the sherry; almonds, raisins, and a dark fruit backbone that hints at sherry funk (but never dives into forest floor). Oatmeal raisin cookies. Old fashioned with extra orange rind. Prunes.

Palate: Beautiful mouthfeel. Pralines, candied pecans, lemon zest, more caramel. Slightly bitter molasses. The back palate highlights the spice character; chili and fresh ground peppercorns. Vanilla. Oak and sweet char finish.


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