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Blood Oath Pact No. 7

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Lux Row

  • ABV:

    49.3%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I dig this. Blood Oath is rarely viewed in a boisterous, bold, aggressive light and this is no different, but there's a complexity here that past editions have not had, and it's a worthwhile investment.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: The use of the Sauternes finished bourbon in the Blood Oath Pact No. 7 blend brought on an additional layer of complexity and flavor to this whiskey that really brings it to life.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: It's a rich, balanced whiskey. I think I could more feel the soft roundness of the Sauternes than taste it, since the spice felt familiar to rye.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: The unique leathery aspect is intriguing and tasty with a nice candy sweetness
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Paste Magazine
  • Excerpt: Still, purely on its own merits, Blood Oath Pact 7 is an enjoyable dram with some spicy nuance.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Some will definitely find the finish too dry and slightly tannic, and will have a hard time looking past it, while others will give greater weight to the fruity sweetness on the palate.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Heaven Hill, matured and bottled by Lux Row, this is the rare and limited release of their 7th chapter in the Blood Oath series. This release sees finishing in Sauternes casks - a sweet wine typically considered a dessert wine. There's no word on the provenance of the wine, as Sauternes can range from inexpensive and lesser pedigree all the way up to first growth Bordeaux levels of fame, but without an indication, it's up in the air here.

  • Nose:

    Sweet initially, caramel, butterscotch, lime and buttery sweetness. Light dessert wine sweetness, some buttercream, light tannin and a bit of pepper.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouthfeel, abv is well placed though there's a bit of peppery heat. If you're concerned its at risk of being too sweet or cloying, fear not. Butterscotch, light tannin, some tobacco, some pepper, sweet cream and a bunch of cinnamon balance nicely.

  • Finish:

    Perhaps one of the better Blood Oath's in recent years. Long finish, complex, spicy, sweet, peppery and textured all at once.

  • Overall:

    I dig this. Blood Oath is rarely viewed in a boisterous, bold, aggressive light and this is no different, but there's a complexity here that past editions have not had, and it's a worthwhile investment into bringing a fun finished whiskey to your bar.

  • Score:

    6

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