92 Points – Wine Enthusiast
Legent is a landscape-changing bourbon. It takes what you expect from a Kentucky straight bourbon, expands it and opens it up to a world of new ideas and possibilities.
“A collaboration between Kentucky Bourbon-distiller Fred Noe and chief blender Shinji Fukoyo of Japan’s Suntory, this Bourbon is partially finished in wine and Sherry casks. The result is a caramel-rich nose and palate that reads almost like dulce de leche with a pleasantly silky texture. There’s a hint of dried fruit and spice on the exit. Best Buy.”
Three different types of barrels are used to create the unique flavour profile of Legent. Each one imparts its own unique characteristics to this boundary-pushing bourbon.
Bourbon Barrel Ageing
From these barrels, Legent absorbs char notes and rich, traditional bourbon cues like layers of caramel, oak and vanilla.
Sherry Cask Finishing
Sherry casks add complex layers of spice, raisin and heavy dried fruit flavour. These casks also help give Legent its deeper, reddish colour.
Red Wine Cask Ageing
French oak wine casks impart different oak notes than traditional white oak bourbon barrels. These red-wine casks also give Legent mild, fruity undertones and light acidity.