Blood Oath Pact No. 5 – the fifth installment of the Blood Oath bourbon series – will launch in April.
The Blood Oath series, the creation of Lux Row Distillers’ Head Distiller and Master Blender John Rempe, is an annually released blended bourbon that changes recipe every year.
Pact No. 5 starts with an eight-year-old rye bourbon rested in ex-Caribbean rum barrels for six months. Once this bourbon picked up rum notes, Rempe combined it with an 11-year-old wheated bourbon and a peppery 13-year-old rye bourbon.
“When selecting these bourbons, I knew the dark rum sweet notes would be a perfect complement for these well-aged bourbons, and the result is extremely satisfying,” says Rempe. “On the nose, Pact No. 5 comes right off with dark fruit notes, brown sugar and a touch of orange zest, followed by sugar cane and dark chocolate notes and a little heat once you sip it. This one offers a lingering finish, accented by notes of honey.”
This year’s release returns to its original fire-branded wooden display box. Like its predecessors, the bottle is topped with a custom natural cork, sealed and hand-labeled with certificate-style paper stock, including Rempe’s signature, and bottled at 98.6 proof — the temperature of blood.
Pact No. 5 is available globally in 750-ml. bottles with a suggested retail price of $99.99. It’s a limited release, with only 15,000 cases (three-packs) created.