Bourbon and Japanese whisky are two of the most well liked spirit classes on the planet, with choose bottles fetching sky-high costs as demand outpaces provide. One group that advantages from the recognition of each spirits is Beam Suntory, which counts the Beam Distilling Co. and Home of Suntory underneath its purview.
The 2 distilleries collaborated on Legent Bourbon again in 2019. It’s a Kentucky straight bourbon that was distilled by Beam Grasp Distiller Fred Noe, aged in wine and sherry casks, after which blended with extra Kentucky straight bourbon underneath the watchful eye of Suntory Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo. Now, the distilleries are again at it, this time with Legent Yamazaki Cask End Mix.
The whiskey begins as Kentucky straight bourbon, aged for eight years in Kentucky. Then it travels to the outskirts of Kyoto for ending and mixing on the Yamazaki Distillery.
For this launch, Fukuyo put a few of that Kentucky bourbon in French oak wine casks and Spanish oak sherry casks, which impart wealthy notes and a spiced end. Bourbon additionally goes into former Yamazaki Spanish oak casks to imbue the liquid with full-bodied, malty depth and further complexity. Lastly, the three uniquely completed alternatives are blended with extra eight-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon.
The Yamazaki Distillery dates again to 1923 and lies within the birthplace of Japanese whisky. Its location was recognized by Suntory as the best surroundings for spirit maturation due to its distinct seasons and heat, humid local weather.
Mr. Fukuyo mentioned that Yamazaki’s local weather contributes to this Legent launch’s distinctive, matured aroma. “The result’s a first-of-its-kind whiskey with new layers of rounded and sophisticated flavors.”
Legent Yamazaki Cask End Mix is bottled at 57% ABV (114 Proof) and is offered for a restricted time solely on-line and at choose places within the U.S., Canada, Germany, and world journey retail outlets. It carries a advised retail value of $199 USD. For those who see one within the wild, snatch it up as a result of this east-meets-west expression gained’t final lengthy.