Lux Row Distillers, the producers of nationally-recognized, award-winning Kentucky straight bourbon brands like Ezra Brooks, Rebel, David Nicholson, Blood Oath and Daviess County, announced the release of Blood Oath Trilogy – Second Edition, the latest collection of limited-release bourbons, or “Pacts,” created by Lux Row Master Distiller John Rempe. Featuring 750 ml bottles of Pacts 4, 5 and 6, this latest Trilogy is limited to 1,400 sets.
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. 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. – John Rempe
In 2014, John Rempe started his work on an exceptional bourbon that was made using a blend of three unique Kentucky straight bourbon whiskeys. The following year, he created the Blood Oath series, the name of which refers to a promise Rempe made to keep the blend of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskeys a secret known only to him. Now, every year Rempe adds a new Pact to the Blood Oath family. Each Pact comes in at 98.6 proof (49.3% ABV), is carefully crafted, and will never be repeated.
The second Blood Oath Trilogy includes Pacts 4, 5, and 6 – reserved since 2018, 2019, and 2020, respectively – and is housed in a black wooden display box. Blood Oath Pact 4 is a blend of an extra-aged 12-year bourbon, rich 10-year bourbon, and a 9-year bourbon finished in toasted barrels for seven months. Its ultra-smooth finish is infused 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 is 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 flavor.
Priced at $799, the newest Blood Oath Trilogy will be available in late September.