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Legent Bourbon

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  • Distiller:

    Beam

  • Bottler:

    Beam

  • ABV:

    47%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Each phase of Legent Bourbon highlights a different one of its components.
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  • Raided Score: 71
  • Publication: Malt
  • Excerpt: Ultimately, it is a shame we don’t have a true marriage of Japanese and American whiskey. Instead, this is bourbon with a slight twist.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Whiskey Reviewer
  • Excerpt: Instead, it’s an easily approached, genuinely enjoyable sipper with wonderful character. If that doesn’t sell you on it, check out the price tag.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: It is spicy with dark red fruit flavors and hints of leather. It’s bright on the tongue with a darker lingering finish. The addition of water brings out cornbread and floral flavors.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Wouldn’t be my go-to for sipping, but I can easily see its place on a bar shelf, in cocktails or the glass of someone who has a bit of a sweet tooth.
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  • Raided Score: 71
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Not a huge fan of this particular release; Legent is interesting but not exceptional, thin and underwhelming and seems to take a page out of Dickel's playbook, harnessing a minerality that feels out of place.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Fred Noe of Jim Beam, and blended by Shinji Fukuyo, this collaboration between the figureheads of both halves of Beam/Suntory focuses on displaying the skill required not only to distill, but to blend spirits.

  • Nose:

    Orange peel, lemon pith, cocoa, some light minerality and caramel.

  • Taste:

    On the palate it’s very cocoa forward, dense, musty and slightly bitter. Thin mouthfeel, interesting texture.

  • Finish:

    Short, meek finish that makes a show of the cocoa, orange peel and some odd mineral sweetness.

  • Overall:

    Not a huge fan of this particular release; Legent is interesting but not exceptional, thin and underwhelming, and seems to take a page out of Dickel's playbook, harnessing a minerality that feels out of place.

  • Score:

    4

  • By t8ke
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