Blood Oath Pact 4 is a masterful union of three well-bred bourbons. The first, an extra-aged-12-year-old bourbon. The second, a rich 10-year-old-bourbon. The third, a 9-year-old bourbon finished in toasted barrels. Lux Row DistillersClick to explore our complete library of reviews to help you choose your next perfect bottle.
Blood Oath Pact 4 Bourbon
- DISTILLER: Lux Row Distillers produced but sourced from another distillery. (Rumored to be Heaven Hill.)
- MASH BILL: Blend of 3 Kentucky straight bourbons - mash bills are undisclosed
- AGE: A blend of 12-year, 10-year and 9-year bourbons
- YEAR: 2018
- PROOF: 98.6° (49.3% ABV)
- MSRP: $99.99
Blood Oath Pact 4 Bourbon Background Info
Blood Oath Series Continues With Release of Pact No. 4
Fourth expression in ultra-premium series debuts with commemorative packaging
(St. Louis) March 12, 2018 – The fourth installment of the acclaimed Blood Oath ultra-premium bourbon series – Pact No. 4 – has launched this month. Blood Oath combines rare, top-notch bourbons, blended and bottled by hand for a distinctively exclusive and unimagined Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey.
Pact No. 4 continues the tradition with a masterful union of three well-bred Kentucky straight bourbons that come together for a unique and complex flavor profile. The first is an extra-aged 12-year bourbon that provides a mellow finish with deep oak undertones, and the second is a rich 10-year bourbon that adds caramel and honey flavors. The third, a nine-year bourbon, rounds out the flavors as it is finished in toasted bourbon barrels – adding deep chocolate, vanilla and spice flavors.
“We finished the nine-year bourbon in a toasted barrel to add an extra layer of flavor. The gentle heating adds more caramel and chocolate accents, as well as a spicier flavor. The toasted barrels, combined with the aging in traditional charred barrels, create a uniquely complex bourbon like no other,” says John Rempe, creator of Blood Oath and head distiller and master blender at Lux Row Distillers. “This bourbon starts off with a strong oak nose and finishes with a robust spice, followed by an ultra-smooth lasting caramel, vanilla and oak.”
This year’s release will also be sold in a commemorative stained wooden box, reminiscent of the toasted barrels used during the finishing process. Like its predecessors, the bottle is topped with a custom, eco-friendly natural cork, sealed and labeled with certificate-style paper stock signed by John Rempe and bottled at 98.6 proof. Pact No. 4 is available nationally in 750ml bottles, with a suggested retail price of $99.99.
Pact No. 4 is limited release, with only 12,000 cases (3-packs) created; this bourbon will never be made again. The Blood Oath series launched in 2015 with Pact No. 1, and will highlight a different variant, or Pact, each year.
Blood Oath Pact No. 4 launches just as Lux Row Distillers – the future home of the Blood Oath series among other bourbon brands – begins production and prepares to open its doors for visitors this spring as a new distillery experience coming to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
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