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Egan’s Irish Whiskey Brand Adds a Single Grain Variant

The Egan’s Irish whiskey label, which we first showcased over a year ago when we reviewed a single malt, is a rebirth of a family-owned brand (P&H Egan) that was formally incorporated in 1896 in Ireland. It eventually shut, like so many other Irish whiskey operations, being revived only in the last few years by a more current generation of the family behind it. A new whiskey is now out under this umbrella, taking the form of a single grain offering.

The new Egan’s Vintage Grain Irish whiskey takes the form a single grain that’s been aged for at eight years in American bourbon barrels. It is bottled at 92 proof and is non-chill filtered. It is set to price around $45, and is being made available across the US as part of the Intrepid Spirits portfolio.

Egan’s Vintage Grain

“Egan’s Vintage Grain epitomizes the burgeoning style of new Single Grain Irish Whiskey; it is exceptionally smooth, brimming with delicate sweetness and warm spices,” said John Ralph, CEO of Intrepid Spirits, in a prepared statement.  “It is a contemporary whiskey, lighter than traditional Pot Sill or Single Malt renditions—perfect for the casual enthusiast and connoisseur alike.”

You’ll find official tasting notes for this Irish whiskey below for your consideration.

The golden spirit exhibits notes of vanilla and fudge both on the nose and on the palate. With a hint of spice and subtle oak, it lingers long, warm and ever so smooth, perfect to be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail.

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Nino Marchetti

As the founder of The Whiskey Wash, I'm crazy about whiskey, I can tell you, and I aim to share this passion with you through this site. As for my professional background, I’m a writer and journalist by trade and an Internet dot-com veteran prior to that. My most recent venture prior to this was as the founder and editor-in-chief of EarthTechling, a leading consumer focused green technology news website. I also have an extensive collection of whiskies from both start up distilleries and centuries old operations in Scotland alike, sprinkled with some other odds and ends from around the world, that have provided me with a unique picture of what’s going on with this wonderful spirit.