Lux Row Master Distiller John Rempe has announced the the release of Blood Oath Pact 8 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in Calvados casks.
Blood Oath Pact 8 is a blend that includes a 14-year high-rye bourbon and an 11-year high-rye bourbon, as well as an 8-year high-rye bourbon finished in Calvados.
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,” says 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 features a label similar to its series predecessors, but in a green color to signify apples and pears, which are used to make Calvados brandy.
A limited supply of 17,000 (3-pack) cases will arrive at retail this April at a suggested price of $119.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
Fourteen hundred of those bottles will be held back for a future Trilogy Pack release.
The first Trilogy Pack, featuring Pacts 1, 2 and 3, came out in 2018. The second Trilogy Pack, containing Pacts 4, 5 and 6, launched last September in conjunction with National Bourbon Heritage Month.