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Lux Row Debuts Blood Oath Pact 10

Lux Row Blood Oath Pact 10

Blood Oath Pact 10 marks a decade of annual releases from Lux Row Master Distiller and Master Blender John Rempe with a double finish in two different red wine barrel types

For 10 years now, Lux Row Master Distiller and Master Blender John Rempe has been launching secret bourbons under the Blood Oath Pact name. Each whiskey is made of a combination of bourbons, but Rempe never reveals where he finds them, only promising to choose and make the best he knows.

Blood Oath Pact 10 combines various rare bourbons, including two well-bred ryed bourbons and one finished. In honor of the double-digit milestone, he achieved a double finish for this year’s secret blend. The first finish, in Cabernet Franc barrels, imbues rich flavors of tart raspberries and black pepper. The second finish, in Merlot barrels, instills tastes of red stone fruits with undertones of vanilla, cocoa, and anise.

“We wanted to create something truly distinctive and unique to mark our 10th edition of Blood Oath and we did just that,” said Rempe. “For this offering I sourced three extraordinary bourbons that could be elevated even further through a double finish in Cabernet Franc and Merlot casks, and would ultimately deliver the kind of rich, fruit-forward notes and smooth drinking experience I wanted to achieve. It’s a superb blend and I’m excited to share it.”

Lux Row only releases one new Blood Oath Pact annually, each with a unique label. This year, a black label with silver highlights adorns the bottle. And like its predecessors, each bottle comes in a commemorative fire-branded wooden display box.

The official launch of Blood Oath Pact 10 includes a total allocation of 51,000 bottles. Bottled at 98.6 proof (49.3% ABV), the whiskey will be priced at $129.99 per 750 ml bottle.

For more information, head over to the official website.

Last year’s Blood Oath Pact 9 was finished in oloroso sherry barrels. Blood Oath Pact 8 was finished in Calvados casks.