Irish By Nino Marchetti / August 19, 2017 Share Tweet Pin Share 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 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.