Time to update your Christmas list: Lux Row Distillers is dipping into their secret stash to re-release Blood Oath Pacts No. 1, 2, and 3.
The Blood Oath whiskeys are head distiller John Rempe’s experiments in aging, blending, and finishing.
Pact No. 1, first released in 2015, combines a high rye seven-year bourbon, a six-year wheated bourbon, and an oakier 12-year bourbon.
Pact No. 2, originally found on shelves in 2016, offers a seven-year rye bourbon finished in port barrels, then blended with older 11-year wheated bourbon and an 11-year rye bourbon.
Pact No. 3, from 2017, is the most rye focused of the line. Rempe combined 12-year and seven-year high rye bourbons with a seven-year rye whiskey finished in cabernet sauvignon barrels.
“Hand-selecting just the right bourbons that meld together and balance each other out, being able to finish some of them in port and cabernet sauvignon barrels, and tasting that final product has been rewarding,” says Rempe.
All are bottled at 98.6 proof, and were joined this year by Blood Oath Pact No. 4. Although Pact No. 4 is not part of the trilogy gift pack, it can still be found solo on shelves. For those looking to expand their collection, Rempe does tease the arrival of a fifth.
“This series has tapped into my creativity and I look forward to creating new Pacts; work has already begun on Pact No. 5 for next spring,” he says.
The holiday gift sets will be available in limited quantities (only 900 nationwide) for an MSRP of $599. Bourbon lovers wishing to make the pilgrimage to Bardstown, Kentucky can head to the distillery on November 23rd to try and score one of just 25 released at the Lux Row Distillers gift shop. Click here to learn more.