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Legent Bourbon

(70cl, 47%)

Legent Bourbon

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Legent Bourbon Bottling Note

What happens when you bring two masters of the art of whisk(e)y making together to collaborate? Astonishingly delicious things, apparently. Legent Bourbon is the work of Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe and House of Suntory chief blender Shinji Fukuyo. The whiskey itself is a bourbon made with one of Fred Noe's recipes, which is aged initially in charred virgin white oak. Following this, portions are finished in California red wine casks and sherry casks, before being blended by Shinji Fukuyo. Fantastic results ensued.

Want to find out more? Head over to the blog to find out what happened when our Adam met Fred Noe and Shinji Fukuyo to talk all things Legent!

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Plenty of classic bourbon character is at the forefront of the nose but the cask influence adds balance and depth. Brown sugar, toasted almonds, jammy fruits, butterscotch, vanilla and orange peel combine initially, with delicate warmth and spice provided from ginger root underneath. A hint of Pinot Noir and stewed black cherry emerge as the nose develops, with milk chocolate, sandalwood and hints of leather.

Palate: An initially deliciously silky delivery leads with rich caramel, floral notes and a suggestion of marmalade before chewy rye spice initially makes things more complex among savoury notes of roasted peanuts and a slightly bitter quality from charred wood, coffee beans and unsweetened dark chocolate. Dark cherry jam and stewed plums then burst through adding vibrant fruitiness alongside the sweetness of vanilla, cake batter, muscovado sugar and a hint of cola. Warmth from freshly-ground black pepper is present in the backdrop.

Finish: Chocolate-covered cherries, black fruits, sugary cereals (Sugar Puffs, mostly) and a hint of liquorice fade ever so gradually; while the nutmeg and oak spices play about for longer.

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Legent Bourbon Reviews

Very nice bourbon

A very nice bourbon. There is nothing exceptional and tastes like a classic bourbon. Price to value I would be very happy with a Woodford reserve

6th March 2021


It’s very creative and complex bourbon whisky, it adds more special characters into the classical Bourbon.

2nd March 2021

Acetone heavy.

I was super excited for this collaboration. What a disappointment. This whiskey is ripe with nail polish remover aka acetone. Bitter, sour, acetone flooding your nose and mouth. I can taste it, smell it, and feel the acetone slide down my throat. Ruined any part of the drink that is supposed to be great. This is an incredible let down as at this level of acetone perception is usually a fault in the distilling. I've never perceived this strongly on a 'good' whiskey before. I even tried to let the glass open up for a few minutes, but the smell of acetone just floated across the table. I was reminded of sitting in a nail salon. I really wanted to like this bottle, but I couldn't even finish the glass. And just fyi: I'm a professional whiskey sommelier.

1st March 2021


Hands down an amazing whiksey. A
Kentucky bourbon coupled with a
Japanese bourbon master. A bold start
with a very smooth, sweet finish, where
you case taste the wine and sherry casks.

14th February 2021

Sweet, which I didn't mind at all. Smooth with notes of honey, cinnamon and coffee. One of my favorites in the advent calendar this year. Definitely recommend!

23rd December 2020


Very disappointing

10th December 2020

Very clever, Beam :)

Suppose you have hundreds or thousands of unsold barrels that would otherwise become Jim Beam white label... what to do? You learn from the Japanese whisky scene, that's what! A short finish in fancy wood, no age statement (just to CYA in the future), nice bottle and BAM. You got yourself a legend, er... I mean Legent :) At least it's at a presentable abv.

5th December 2020

Now this is Bourbon

Fantastic flavours, great blending...only problem is that it is not a bourbon to mix with cola....only way to enjoy it is straight up

17th August 2020

Okay floral bourbon

I like floral whiskeys that aren't too floral. This one's just a smidge too floral for my tastes and has a bit of a youthful sharpness to it. Decent overall, but for a smoother, well balanced floral whiskey derived mostly from corn, I recommend going with Nikka Coffey Grain Whiskey.

10th July 2020


I am new to the Whiskey scene. I've sampled roughly two dozen different brands. This is one of my favorites by far. I highly recommend it.

19th June 2020

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