Blood Oath Pact 10 Review

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Blood Oath Pact 10 is the latest release in this series from Lux Row Distillers. To celebrate this 10th edition, one of the three bourbons in the blend is double finished in Cabernet and Merlot barrels. So what's it like? Read our full review to find out!
Blood Oath Pact 10
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Lux Row Distillers
98.6 Proof
MSRP: $129

Please enjoy our Blood Oath Pact 10 Bourbon Review by Ray Marcano!

I think this is the best release of them all.


This release marks the 10th year of limited edition Blood Oath releases.

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Undisclosed. According to the press release: “Blood Oath Pact 10 combines some of the finest rare bourbons Rempe could find, including two well-bred ryed bourbons and one finished bourbon each complementing the others. Rempe achieved a double finish for this year’s special, secret blend. The first finish was perfected in Cabernet Franc barrels. The second finish was refined in Merlot barrels.”

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Tasting Notes – Blood Oath Pact 10 Bourbon Review

Let’s taste it:

🛏 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn glass

👉🏻Nose: Pepper, cocoa, tobacco, light sweet fruit

👉🏻Taste: Anise, floral notes, rhubarb, pepper, berries

👉🏻Finish: Pepper, dark berry, oak, vanilla

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Historically, I haven’t been a big Blood Oath fan, though I realize some people swear by it. I was fascinated by the description of this one. From a press release quoting Master Distiller and Master Blender John Rempe:

“We wanted to create something truly distinctive and unique to mark our 10th edition of Blood Oath and we did just that. For this offering I sourced three extraordinary bourbons that could be elevated even further through a double finish in Cabernet Franc and Merlot casks, and would ultimately deliver the kind of rich, fruit-forward notes and smooth drinking experience I wanted to achieve. It’s a superb blend and I’m excited to share it.”

He’s created a really good milestone bourbon that has more flavor and finish than the other Blood Oath releases. As usual, Lux Row released just 51,000 bottles, and 1,400 of them will be reserved for a future trilogy release. (For those interested, the Pact 7, 8, and 9 trilogy will be released later this year. )

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Conclusion: Blood Oath Pact 10 Review

If you’re looking for a special bottle as a gift —- and if you can find one —- the Pact 10 is a worthy contender. It’s already showing up on the secondary market for anywhere from $225 (reasonable markup) to $500 (crazy talk). If you find one in the wild for retail, it’s a worthy get.

Have you tried the Blood Oath Pact 10 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey? What do you think? Cheers!🥃

We hope you have enjoyed our Blood Oath Pact 10 Bourbon Review by Ray Marcano! Ray publishes a free monthly newsletter, The Bourbon Resource. You can subscribe here. Would you like to read about a couple of other bourbons from Lux Row Distillers? Then check out Ray’s Ezra Brooks Port Cask Finished Bourbon Review and his Lux Row Four Grain Double Single Barrel Bourbon Review! If you would like to learn more about the distillery, then you’ll want to read our Lux Row Distillers Tour Review.

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