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Lux Row Distillers’ New Blood Oath Pact 9 Gets Some Oloroso Sherry Cask Finishing

Lux Row master distiller and master blender John Rempe “renewed his annual pact with bourbon drinkers,” a statement from the whiskey maker says, with the release of Blood Oath Pact 9 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in Oloroso Sherry casks.

A supply of 17,000 three-pack cases are being distributed this month with a suggested price of $129.99 for a 750mL bottle. As with all of Rempe’s pacts, Blood Oath Pact 9 clocks in at 98.6 proof (49.3% ABV).

For Blood Oath Pact 9, Rempe said he combined some of the finest extra-aged bourbons he could find, including a 16-year ryed bourbon and a 12-year ryed bourbon, as well as a 7-year ryed bourbon finished in Oloroso Sherry casks from the Sherry Triangle region in southwest Spain.

Blood Oath Pact 9
Lux Row master distiller and master blender John Rempe “renewed his annual pact with bourbon drinkers,” a statement from the whiskey maker says, with the release of Blood Oath Pact 9 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in Oloroso Sherry casks. (image via Lux Row Distillers)

He said these casks impart unique woody and ripe-fruit aromas and flavors for this expression.

“Blood Oath Pact 9 contains three great bourbons, and the Oloroso Sherry cask finish has resulted in a deep, dark amber liquid with long legs,” Rempe added. “The Oloroso Sherry casks also bring out tasting notes of sweet sherry with hints of ripe fruit on the nose, as well as flavor notes highlighted by ripe fruits including figs, plums and raisins, with notes of molasses, chocolate and tobacco.”

Each Blood Oath pact has a different colored label, this year’s being a deep crimson color. It comes packaged in a commemorative, fire-branded wooden display box.

The next Blood Oath Trilogy Pack, featuring Pacts 7, 8 and 9, will be offered in 2024.

Luxco, the parent for Lux Row Distillers, was founded in St. Louis in 1958 by the Lux family, and is a producer, supplier, importer and bottler of beverage alcohol products. They merged with MGP Ingredients in 2021 and their portfolio includes Ezra Brooks, Rebel, Blood Oath, David Nicholson and Daviess County.

For more information, check out www.luxco.com.

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Gary Carter

Gary Carter has been at the helm of metro newspapers, magazines, and television news programs as well as a radio host and marketing manager. He is a writer/editor/photographer/designer by trade, with more than 30 years experience in the publishing and marketing field. Gary enjoys working to build something great, whether that be a novel project, a start-up, an organization, a fresh-face to the journalistic world, or even something as simple as a short story. A native Texan and a Pacific Northwest convert, he is a whiskey enthusiast who cut his teeth on it ... literally!

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