Spirit: Blood Oath Pact No. 7
Distillery: Lux Row Distillers
Aged: 14 Years
About the Distillery:
“We produce and market a wide array of products across all categories of spirit.
In 2015, as our whiskey brands continued to grow and expand, we realized we were going to have to build our own site to service our needs going forward. As such, we began the hunt for our very own distillery site. Kentucky, with its rich southern culture, abundant natural resources of both high-quality grains and fine limestone filtered water, was the natural fit. Building our own distillery represents a natural evolution for Luxco.
We have been steeped in the bourbon business for over forty years, having others distill for us to service our needs. We learned from them and now understand that it is our time to do it ourselves in order to fill the growing demand for our products.
With over 18,000 square feet, 6 barrel warehouses at capacity and a 43-foot custom copper still, Lux Row Distillers is capable of producing 3 million gallons of spirit per year. When fully complete we will have the composite to process 50 thousand barrels of whiskey annually.
With this location producing Rebel Bourbon, Ezra Brooks, David Nicholson, Daviess County and Blood Oath, Lux Row Distillers is a must see on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. It is our pleasure to welcome you to Lux Row Distillers… Real Roots, Real Family, Real Products”
About Blood Oath:
“A masterful union of three well-bred bourbons. One, a 14-year extra-aged ryed bourbon. Two, an 8-year ryed bourbon. And three, another 8-year ryed bourbon, finished in sauternes wine casks from the Bordeaux region of France for a balance of sweetness with additional spice.”
Proof vs Heat
Notes and Review
Nose: Oak, apricots, Crème Brulee
Palate: Creamy Toasted Vanilla, Cracked Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Mild Floral Notes
Finish: Oak, Rye Spice, Cocoa
Review: If you would have told me that I would have enjoyed this Sauternes Barrel finished pour as much as I did, there is no way I would have believed you. I have typically found that white wine barrel finished whiskies are too sweet for my taste. Blood Oath Pact No. 7 absolutely nailed this one. While there is a decent amount of sweetness stemmed from the sauternes barrels, it balances well with the rye spice that cuts through the sweet cream on the palate. The initial nose is alcohol forward buts mellows with the sweet aromas of a crème brulee and fruit. The palate, as I stated, was very surprising as I found it full of well balanced heat, spice, and sweetness. While it is a blend, the finish lets you know that it is well over 10 years old with a perfect amount of oak shining through. I found the finish long, warm, and spicy with a hint of chocolate peeking though at the very end. For those that aren’t huge fans of the rye profiles, I think you will find this enjoyable and the spices are not as forward as some rye whiskies or heavy rye bourbons can be. The more I sip this bourbon, the more I find in the complexity and fullness of it and find myself enjoying it more and more. Cheers!