Beam Suntory has released Legent, a bourbon that brings together East and West.
Legent (pronounced ‘lee-jent’) starts as a Kentucky straight bourbon with the Beam family recipe, and is aged in wine and sherry casks before being blended with more Kentucky straight bourbon. Its distilled by Fred Noe, seventh-generation Master Distiller of Jim Beam, and then blended by Shinji Fukuyo, chief blender of Suntory, the founding house of Japanese whisky.
“Legent is the perfect articulation of the amazing things that can be achieved when two great cultures come together as one, sharing a unified vision to bring true innovation and best-in-class spirits to the world,” says Takeshi Niinami, CEO of Suntory Holdings. “This bourbon honors Fred and the Beam family’s proud traditions while showcasing Shinji’s award-winning blending capabilities. Quite simply, it’s a bourbon no one else could create.”
The bourbon is best enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in a classic or new-age cocktail.
Legent is 94 proof and available in 750-ml. bottles for a suggested retail price of $34.99.