Name: Blood Oath Pact No. 1 Bourbon
Nose: Vanilla, Honey, Fresh Herbs
Palate: Wheat, Cinnamon, Mint, Honey, Vanilla
Finish: Moderate finish with a mint flavor that slowly fades away
Overall: Blood Oath Pact No. 1 Bourbon is a blend of bourbons ranging between 6 and 12 years old. On the nose there is a light vanilla and honey aroma with a hint of mint in the background. When I sensed the mint on the nose, I had a feeling it would be noticeable throughout the whiskey. On the palate I was able to taste a very sweet wheat flavor, light vanilla and honey, and spicy cinnamon with a nice cooling mint flavor. The finish was moderate with a straightforward mint flavor that left my mouth cool and lingered for quite a while before slowly fading out. This is a bourbon you are going to want to drink neat or with a drop of water. I enjoyed Blood Oath Pact No. 1 and thought it was a good whiskey. I wanted it to be a bit more spicy than what it was considering the proof, the mint seems to cool this one down quite a bit. Blood Oath retails for around $90 a bottle which is slightly pricey in my opinion for what you get, although you are getting a good solid whiskey. Overall, I do recommend Blood Oath to anyone who enjoys a good bourbon as it will not disappoint. Blood Oath Pact No. 1 was released in limited quantities, if you are looking to pick up a bottle, you are going to want to act fast.
History: Blood Oath was blended and bottled by hand at the Luxco bottling plant early this year. The package is topped with a custom, eco-friendly natural cork and labeled with a heavy certificate-style paper stock marked with Rempe’s signature, the bottle’s creation date and the story behind the pact. Each year a new pact will be released.
Note: This rare whiskey by Blood Oath is able to be paired easily with a bold yet smooth Camacho Liberty Cigar. The rich Habano wrapper blended with the Corojo binder creates perfect combination of sweetness and spice that will bring out the sweet honey, mint, and vanilla flavors in this bourbon by Blood Oath.