Distiller: Jim Beam Suntory
Bourbon: Legent Bourbon
Region: Clermont, Kentucky
The Barrel Cellar Score: 87
Review Date: 6/03/2019
Color: Saddle Brown with copper undertone
Nose: Cherry blossom, and oak
Taste: Medium bodied. First taste (poured neat): Raisin, almond, cherry, and chocolate. Drop a couple of ice cubes in your glass and tastes of vanilla and mild citrus notes emerge.
Assessment: East meets west with Legent bourbon. This Bourbon takes blending to a new level. It’s both Japanese Bourbon and Kentucky Straight Bourbon; the bourbon was blended from bourbon aged in 3 types of barrels, bourbon, sherry, and red wine barrels. Perhaps the most amazing thing is how the flavors all complement each other. No single flavor is overwhelming, but there are clear flavor notes from each. The bourbon maintains the reserved flavor that you would expect from a Japanese produced offering while infusing a hint of the good old “Kentucky Hug” signature from bourbon country.
At $35 a bottle, the price is more than fair. I wasn’t sure what to expect at first. I know wasn’t expecting to appreciate this as much as I do. In the end it’s an enjoyable sipper and that’s what counts.
Legent bourbon is a good bourbon. 87 Points
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