Luxco tells BourbonBlog.com that they are releasing Blood Oath Pact No. 2 – the second expression in the limited release series. Only 22,500 bottles at 98.6 proof available in the United States in 750ml bottles, with a suggested price of $99.99.
This union of 7 to 11 year old Bourbon lended and bottled by hand for a distinctively exclusive and unimagined Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey.
The first, a 7-year high-rye bourbon finished in port barrels, is joined by an 11 year wheated bourbon and an 11 year high-rye bourbon.
“Pact No. 2 is a rich marriage of three carefully selected bourbons, hand blended and bottled for a unique combination and exceptional taste,” John Rempe, creator of Blood Oath and Director of Corporate Research and Development at Luxco tells us.
“The rye mash bill of the 11 year offers an oaky and spicy flavor, which is smoothed out by the extra-aged wheated bourbon – while the port-barrel finished rye brings it all together with a velvety sweet finish.”
Blood Oath Pact No. 2 is topped with a custom, eco-friendly natural cork, sealed and labeled with certificate-style paper stock signed by John Rempe. New for this release, each bottle of Blood Oath Pact No. 2 will be sold in a commemorative fire-branded wooden box.
The Blood Oath series launched in 2015 with Pact No. 1, and will highlight a different variant, or “Pact,” each year.
Luxco says Pact. No. 2 has a slightly fuller mouthfeel than Pact No. 1 with an oaky, caramel and cocoa aroma and a smooth flavor.
We’ll bring you our review soon on BourbonBlog.com.