Legent // Kentucky, USA
Legent Bourbon is a collaboration between the two halves of Beam Suntory. It's a Kentucky bourbon, made by Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe, that includes three components. The first is the bourbon itself, matured for approximately five years, along with parcels finished in California red wine casks (for approximately one extra year) and sherry casks (for approximately two extra years). The whiskeys were blended by Suntory chief blender Shinji Fukuyo. The first new standalone bourbon brand to come from the company in 27 years, Legent debuted March 2019 as a permanent member of the portfolio.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typepartially finished in wine and sherry casks
"Each phase of Legent Bourbon highlights a different one of its components. The nose brightly showcases the wine influence, fruity and jammy with grapes and red wine. The palate is where the rich, chewy bourbon character shines through, with caramel, crème brûlée, and butterscotch. A long finish then offers up the sherry side, with a bitter streak and peanut shells, along with oak, rye spice, tingly black pepper, and vanilla."