Legent Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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Distillery Bottling
Wine & Sherry Casks
47.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 Oct 2019 3:46 pm by RoyC

Average value

€ 53.78

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Whisky Reviews for Legent Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.98 points

  1. katarn_rb scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: Full and intense with oak, caramel and vanilla. Fruity Sherryoten follow.

    Taste: Warming with raisins and dried dates. Sweet and fruity with hints of dark chocolate and spices.

    Finish: Long and warm with soft oak notes.

  2. UnitedChart scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    I tasted this whiskey blindly.

    The sherry influences can be clearly seen here.
    Overall, the whiskey is very spicy.
    Slightly peppery, strong, but overall very round.
    The finish tends to be of medium length.

    Nose: 21
    Key: 23
    Finish: 21
    Total package: 22
    = 87

    Conclusion: Bourbon with red wine influence. Can what, has what. Good value for money.

  3. Myke scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    wow, I didn't expect that now; a very sweet-looking bourbon that also comes across as quite complex.
    Practically all the aromas from the nose are present in the taste, even a little bit spicier.
    It turned out really well.
    [90 - 86 = extremely tasty -> get a second bottle, don't look at the prize]
    • Nose
      90 90
      First of all, sherry notes shoot into the nose. Wonderful sweetness of raisins, dates, figs. With a little more air you can find red grapes or berries.
      At the same time there is also a vanilla, caramel and a little more honey flavor (flower meadow honey). The same applies here: everything looks pretty sweet.
      Every now and then the glue notes known from bourbon appear, but they are not as intrusive as I was used to before.
      Rather, they underline the basic character of the malt: it is "sweet".
      With a little time, a slightly floral and at the same time spicy note of cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon builds up, which gives the whole thing even more complexity.
      A little later a nut aroma (hazelnut and macadamia) is added, which also pulls the malt in the direction of nut-chocolate.
    • Taste
      90 90
      gently at first, then a good portion of peppery seasoning is added. But all the aromas from the nose can be found here ...
      it also has a viscous and creamy-oily consistency. The spice comes out a bit more than it does in the nose.
      in the second sip, the vanilla aromas appear stronger.
      With more air in the bottle, it looks even more vanilla-heavy.
    • Finish
      87 87
      the wort with a certain oak load stays in the mouth for a long time. The fruits are still there, but then fade a little more.
      The creamy feeling persists and then slowly fades away. A little more vanilla comes out of the back.

  4. marmeladow scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Multi-layered, clearly above average and very interesting bourbon that is worth its price.
    Takes a lot of time in the glass and can handle a little water
    • Nose
      90 90
      Oak, spices: clove, ginger, then also sweetness with vanilla and caramel, with water berries + grapes open up, a hint of mint and citrus fruit, sherry (and red wine)
      Complex nose, in the background there is also a hint of corn / glue - very pleasant as an enrichment here
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oak, ripe fruits with grapes, distinct spice with pepper, ginger, clove, a hint of sherry and red wine, raisins, dried fruits, sweetness, vanilla, caramel, some citrus, dark chocolate and tobacco (flavored pipe tobacco)
      very tasty, becomes creamier with water, without losing its edges or just being mild and mellow. Extremely tasty
    • Finish
      90 90
      long, with creamy flavor and everything that nose and taste promised

  5. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweetness, vanilla, caramel, a bit of alcoholic heat, a little glue, later red fruits and honey
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet, fruity, red fruits, oak, spice
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sweetness, oak, spice, medium length

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A good bourbon with a minimal twist. If you didn't know, you wouldn't notice the peculiarity either. It remains a good bourbon.
    • Nose
      sweet and spicy, classic bourbon, but a slightly sticky, spicy, sweet liquorice note, which I like to have in some Japanese blends. The nose smells a few nuances different from a "normal" Bourbon, but the Bourbon side predominates. Over time, the nose becomes a little light and fruity.
    • Taste
      the 47% pushes properly, in addition to the typical sweet and spicy bourbon notes, a slightly sour note creeps around, which can come from the wine or simply from the new oak.
    • Finish
      quite tart, almost a little bitter, a lot of wood, more than expected, mint, spices and the bitterness could actually be due to refill sherry or wine barrels.

  7. Malthead19 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    - a very successful combination of bourbon wine and sherry
    - something different but really interesting from
    Taste profile
    - intense and versatile, very cool nose in the glass, great
    complex and makes you want more
    • Nose
      mild bourbon aromas combined with fruity sherry notes, well done, fresh, somewhat flowery
    • Taste
      strong, intense approach, malty, distinct oak, vanilla, toffee, tobacco, dark berries, cherry
    • Finish
      strong strong finish; long spicy aftertaste, becoming dry

  8. Samwise2020 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. craide scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Quite tasty and varied bourbon. Unfortunately, the wine barrels come through only hesitantly, but still have a certain note. But that could have been a bit more intense for me.
    • Nose
      84 84
      A little more restrained beginning, opens a little faster with water, or wait.
      Then comes caramel, vanilla, some roasted almonds, a slight note of glue, fresh coffee beans, a little fruity like cherries, orange juice, plums. everything rather creamy, soft and quite harmonious. Indeed, a bit "winey" on the nose. Alcohol is well integrated.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Spicy, oak, slightly tingling. Short peppery heat then rather mild.
      fruity of cherries, raspberries, change to slightly tart currants, red grapes. on the palate it appears a little more alcoholic than on the nose.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium-long finish, slightly dry, vanilla sweetness, bitterness of coffee,

  10. TsiAI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Eyes: Orange Gold Scent Nose: A soft, coordinated and fragrant smell, orange peel, spices (cinnamon, cloves, white cocos and amomum), some gingerbread men, cream red bean buns, custard pudding, dried petals, maple syrup , American muffin taste Palate: medium-high sweetness, a little salty, a little sour prunes. Turmeric powder, pepper, cinnamon powder; souffle, soufflé, candied orange zest, some candies, cheese bread, red dates crisp, walnuts, some fruit at the end, lemon tart, cocoa powder, deep Roasted coffee beans with woody aroma.
    Final rhyme Finish: long, fresh milk toast, brown sugar ginger tea, dried flowers, a little herb, buckwheat wine Body: medium light, extremely soft

    Nose: 86/100
    Palate: 87/100
    Finish: 87/100
    Body: 86/100
    Overall: 86.5/100
    The taste is extremely soft, smooth and coordinated, and everything is subtle and not losing weight. You can get a glimpse of the beauty of bourbon from the legislature. I've always been uncomfortable with the name "suitable for Asians". This time, Fuku and Shinji taught me how to be a person.


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