Lux Row Distillers has unveiled Blood Oath Pact 8 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, which has been finished in Calvados casks. This is the eight annual release in the series from master distiller John Rempe.
Blood Oath Pact 8 features a combination of the finest bourbon Rempe could find, including a 14-year ryed bourbon and an 11-year ryed bourbon, as well as an 8-year ryed bourbon finished in Calvados casks. Calvados is an apple or pear brandy from the Normandy region in northwestern France that is distilled from cider and aged for a minimum of two years in oak casks.
“I’ve once again sourced three great bourbons for Blood Oath Pact 8, and I’m particularly excited to include a bourbon finished in Calvados casks,” said Rempe. “The Calvados cask will bring additional tasting notes characterized by slight apple on the nose, with hints of vanilla and cinnamon, as well as flavor notes of ripe apples, juicy pears, butterscotch and even subtle hints of chocolate. Blood Oath Pact 8 is a bourbon I’m proud to share with bourbon lovers, but the recipe is a secret I’ll be keeping to myself.”
Pact 8 features a label similar to its series predecessors, but in a rich green hue to signify the apples and pears used in the production of Calvados. The official launch of Pact 8 will include a total allocation of 51,00 bottles, 1,400 of which will be held for a future Trilogy Pack release. The first Trilogy Pack, featuring Pacts 1, 2 and 3, was released in 2018, and the second Trilogy Pack, featuring Pacts 4, 5 and 6, was released last September in conjunction with National Bourbon Heritage Month.
A limited supply of 17,000 (3-pack) cases will arrive at retail this April and will be priced at $119.99 per 750 ml bottle.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
Blood Oath Pact 7 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was finished in Sauternes casks.