Country: USA
Region: Kentucky
Type: Bourbon
Bottler: Lux Row Distillers/Luxco
ABV: 49.3%
Score: 93 points

Blood Oath Pact No. 5 Bourbon. Image courtesy Lux Row Distillers/Luxco.The 2019 edition of Blood Oath takes 8-year-old rye-forward Bourbon finished in Caribbean Rum casks for six months and blends it with 11-year-old wheated Bourbon and 13-year-old rye-heavy Bourbon. The result: a nose full of molasses and brown sugar, along with subtle spices, pipe tobacco, and charred oak. The taste is spicy with cinnamon and black pepper notes that dominate the palate and gradually fade to reveal hints of baked apples, molasses, brown sugar, and a touch of chocolate. The finish is long and spicy with sweet touches in the background. Nice and complex. (June, 2019)