Lux Row has announced the launch of a second limited edition box set Blood Oath Trilogy featuring Pacts 4, 5, and 6.
The annually released Blood Oath line from Lux Row Master Distiller John Rempe experiments with various bourbon and rye whiskey recipes, some with creative finishes, all blended together to create something completely unique with each release.
“I look back on each Pact I’ve created for the Blood Oath Series with a tremendous sense of pride and accomplishment, and with each new Pact I develop, I become more eager to create the next,” said Rempe. “The bourbons I’ve selected to create each Pact are becoming rarer and harder to find, as are the resulting Pacts themselves. A Blood Oath Trilogy set is like a piece of bourbon history. I’ll never repeat a blend, so once it is gone, it’s gone.”
The first Blood Oath Trilogy boxed set was released in 2018 containing Pacts 1, 2, and 3. Next month, we’ll see the second edition with Pacts 4, 5, and 6 hit shelves. Read on for the breakdown of each expression, all bottled at 98.6 proof.
- Blood Oath Pact 4 is a blend of an extra-aged 12-year bourbon, a rich 10-year bourbon and a 9-year bourbon finished in toasted barrels for seven months. It has an ultra-smooth finish with lasting notes of caramel, vanilla and oak.
- Blood Oath Pact 5 is a blend of a 13-year mahogany bourbon, peppery with shavings of dark chocolate; an 11-year silky, wheated bourbon rich with vanilla and honey; and an 8-year bourbon finished in Caribbean rum barrels to impart orange, brown sugar and warm island spice notes.
- Pact 6 rounds out the Trilogy with a blend of a 14-year ryed bourbon which provides oak and leather undertones; an 8-year, toasty, ryed bourbon that delivers hints of spice; and a 7-year ryed bourbon finished in cognac casks to produce a slightly fruity, brandy flavor.
Just 1,400 sets will arrive on shelves in late September at a suggested retail price of $800. While this is higher than the bottles were at retail prices when they were first released, the distillery says they are priced to reflect the scarcity of each of the included releases.