Blood Oath, Four Roses are next up for Ohio’s luxury bourbon raffles 


The Ohio Division of Liquor Control's final two rare-bourbon raffles of 2018 will offer rare bottlings of Blood Oath Trilogy Pack and Four Roses 130th Anniversary bourbons, which will be available at four state liquor agency stores statewide.

>> RELATED: Ohio’s Pappy Van Winkle bourbon lottery to expand this year with more bottles, online entries

Each raffle will occur simultaneously in four liquor-agency stores across the state, including one in southwest Ohio, Jim Canepa, the superintendent of the state’s liquor-control agency, said in his “OHLQ Insiders Bulletin.” These one-night-only raffles provide the opportunity to purchase a bottle (or three-pack) of limited-supply bourbons.

>> NEW TODAY: Evicted restaurant not going down without a fight in Beavercreek

The Blood Oath Trilogy Pack raffle will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. The three bottles will be sold together for  $599.98 plus tax. The four locations are:

  • Jungle Jim's, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield (six three-packs will be available)
  • Walt Churchill's Market, 3320 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee (six three-packs will be available)
  • North Court Beverage, 998 North Court St., Medina (six three-packs will be available)
  • Giant Eagle, 3061 Kingsdale Center, Upper Arlington (10 three-packs will be available)

>> PHOTOS: Take a look inside the new Belle of Dayton distillery Van Buren Room 

The Four Roses 130th Anniversary raffle will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Each bottle will be $149.99 plus tax. The four locations are:

  • O'Bryan's Wine & Spirits, 8972 Columbia Road, Loveland (30 bottles available) 
  • Glass City Beverage, 5225 Airport Highway, Toledo (24 bottles)
  • Giant Eagle, 6700 Perimeter Loop Road, Dublin (36 bottles)
  •  Buehler's, 1055 Sugarbush Drive, Ashland (30 bottles)

At each agency liquor store, entries will be collected for 90 minutes. At 7:30 p.m., winning names will be drawn. There is a limit of one entry per person, and the winners must be present to purchase. A valid ID must be presented when entering the raffle and to verify winners.

>> RELATED: Ohio finds a New Riff for its single-barrel bourbon program

Here are some tasting notes provided by the OHLQ Insiders Bulletin on the Blood Oath bourbons: 

Pact No. 1 

• AROMA: Vanilla and spice. Peppery with maple caramel and chocolate notes. Plenty of oak and an apricot finish. 

• PALATE: Rich notes of vanilla and cocoa, smooth honey with notes of tobacco and orange. 

• FINISH: Smooth, long and dry with a touch of spice and fruit. 

• AGE: A blend of 12 year rye bourbon, seven year rye bourbon, six year wheated bourbon 

RELATED: ‘GAME-CHANGER’: Ohio’s small distilleries catch big break from the state

Pact No. 2 

• AROMA: Toasted oak, caramel and maple syrup with vanilla, cocoa, tobacco leaf and dried fruits. 

• PALATE: Slightly sweet and spicy with a velvety smooth finish. 

• FINISH: Smooth, long and dry with a touch of spice and fruit. 

• AGE: 11 year rye bourbon, 11 year wheated bourbon, seven year rye bourbon finished in Port barrels for six months. 

 

Pact No. 3 

• AROMA: Caramel, vanilla, stone fruit, cocoa, oak. 

• PALATE: Caramel, vanilla, creamy smooth from the barrel finish, toasted oak, apricots, higher spice than the previous pacts but still ultra-smooth for the proof. 

• FINISH: Long lingering spice, balanced and surprisingly-smooth at this high proof with lasting caramel and oak. 

• AGE: 12 year rye bourbon, seven year rye bourbon, seven year rye bourbon finished in cabernet sauvignon barrels for six months. 

RELATED: Local distilleries get green light to offer food, drinks (May 2016)

And here’s what the Canepa’s OHLQ Insiders Bulletin said about the Four Roses 130th Anniversary bourbon: 

“Bottled at barrel strength, the remarkably balanced 130th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch introduces warm aromas of rich vanilla and crème brulee, mingled with ripe berries. Bright apricot flavors greet the palate, then give way to hints of mint, cinnamon, apple and mellow oak. The finish is very long, with notes of more fruit, vanilla and cinnamon.”

 


Reader Comments


Next Up in Local

Area businesses prepare for another partial government shutdown
Area businesses prepare for another partial government shutdown

If lawmakers in Washington can’t agree on a spending bill, there could be a partial government shutdown next week at midnight on Dec. 21 that could impact hundreds of workers in the Miami Valley. One of the most significant impacts in our area would be to the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, which is funded by one of the federal...
Fugitive soccer coach Justin Smith captured in Florida
Fugitive soccer coach Justin Smith captured in Florida

Fugitive soccer coach Justin K. Smith is now in custody after 45 days on the run. He was captured shortly after 6 p.m. today in Florida in the Fort Walton Beach area. He was booked into the Okaloosa County Jail as a fugitive from justice. Smith, 41, of Germantown, was taken into custody at a townhome, and had been in the area a couple of weeks, according...
Montgomery County Children Services has 100th adoption
Montgomery County Children Services has 100th adoption

Montgomery County Children Services hit a milestone Friday when they had their 100th adoption of 2018. Megan and Josh Farnham adopted Samuel today. He’s been in the county’s care since he was two-days-old. “I always tell people this is one of the hardest things that we have ever done, but by far the most rewarding. I mean he is completely...
State Attorney General, Gov.-elect Mike DeWine is scheduled guest on ‘60 Minutes’
State Attorney General, Gov.-elect Mike DeWine is scheduled guest on ‘60 Minutes’

Attorney General Mike DeWine is scheduled to appear on “60 Minutes” this Sunday. The governor-elect's lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors will be featured during the CBS program at 7:30 p.m. (to air at the conclusion of the scheduled NFL game), according to a news release. DeWine sat down with “60 Minutes&rdquo...
AAA: Insure to stay safe against holiday accidents
AAA: Insure to stay safe against holiday accidents

AAA is reminding the public to consider holiday insurance to help cover costs in case of an accident. Last year, holiday decoration-related accidents sent almost 13,000 people to emergency rooms, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. At least 1,000 home fires were also caused by Christmas decorations or trees. Some situations AAA insurance...
More Stories