Luxco’s third release of their limited edition Blood Oath is set to be released in April. Each year features a different blend. Pact No. 3 is a blend of two 7-year bourbons and a 12-year bourbon. One of the 7-year bourbons was finished in cabernet sauvignon casks from Swanson Vineyards in Napa Valley.
“These carefully selected bourbons come together for a spicy, yet incredibly smooth flavor profile. By finishing some of the bourbon in cabernet sauvignon barrels, I was able to drive more character and depth into the bourbon,” says John Rempe, creator of Blood Oath and Director of Corporate Research and Development at Luxco. “Not only will you taste the spiciness of the rye along with the sweet notes from the wine barrels, but you’ll also taste strong caramel and chocolate overtones, giving it a velvety, well-balanced finish.”
Like previous versions, Blood Oath Pact No. 3 is bottled at 98.6 proof and retails for $99.99. It is a one-time release of 10,000 bottles. I enjoyed the first two release. Read my notes for Pact No. 1and Pact No. 2.
Luxco is currently building a distillery in Bardstown. In fact, their still was installed just last week (as of the writing of this post). In the meantime, they continue to source their whiskies and are doing a fine job at picking barrels and blending whiskies.