Legent 47% abv
If you don’t know the story of this whiskey it’s basically this. 2 legends of the whiskey world Fred Noe and Shinji Fukuyo work together on a whisky project. The whiskey is made by Fred and blended by Fukuyo. It’s also worth noting that it’s partially finished in wine and sherry casks. I was certainly skeptical of this one but I have to say I really enjoyed it.
The smell is great - burnt sugar, little spice, toffee, caramel, light red fruit.
The taste is also great - burnt brown sugar, cherry, almond, clove spice
The finish is similar to the taste with brown sugar and almonds fading into spice
This has all of the characteristics of the premium Beam offerings, specifically I am finding similarities of both Bakers and Bookers but without the abv. This was priced at $40 but I’ve seen it as low as $35. This is a great value and highly recommended.
Overall Grade: A