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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Lux Row Announces Arrival of Blood Oath Pact #6 - Finished in Cognac Barrels

Lux Row Distillery has announced the arrival of their Blood Oath Pact #6. This is Lux Row's ultra-premium bourbon released once a year, in limited quantities, and at a premium price.

This 6th edition is scheduled to launch in the Spring and combines three selected bourbons that are blended for a distinctive whiskey. The three bourbons are:
  • A 14-year ryed bourbon with notes of oak and leather
  • An 8-year warm toasty ryed bourbon
  • A 7-year ryed bourbon rested in cognac casks. 
This combination brings caramel notes and hints of spice, along extra flavor from the cognac barrels.

John Rempe, Lux Row Master Distiller, and creator of Blood Oath #6 says:
This particular pact is special in that the cognac barrels added some sweetness and a slight fruity, brandy flavor to the bourbon, creating an amazing taste profile. When selecting these bourbons, I wanted to see how these flavors meshed together and I have to say the result was spectacular.
As mentioned, this release will drop in the Spring and comes it at 98.6 proof (49.3% alcohol). 17,000 cases are being produced and comes in a wooden display box and a suggested retail price of $99.99.

My Take

Like the Blood Oath #5 that I wrote about in April of 2019, I still haven't gotten my hands on any of the series to try it out. Part of this is scarcity. Blood Oath #5 did show up in Ohio, but the State has it listed as special order only, which means that it's not readily available. I expect the same for this.

If I ever saw this in retail, this is a release I would definitely give some hard thought on picking up. I like Lux Row... Old Ezra 7 Year is still the highest rated bourbon on the site and I like some of the other offerings that they've come out with. The price point is what I would expect for a beautiful looking bottle as well as the age of the bourbons that were mixed.

If you end up scoring a bottle or trying this while out and about, drop a note with your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Lux Row Distillery

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