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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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.
Sweet initially, caramel, butterscotch, lime and buttery sweetness. Light dessert wine sweetness, some buttercream, light tannin and a bit of pepper.
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.
Perhaps one of the better Blood Oath's in recent years. Long finish, complex, spicy, sweet, peppery and textured all at once.
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.
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