Egan’s Launches New Irish Single Malt ‘Conviction’ Finished In XO Cognac Casks

| February 24, 2022

Egan’s Irish Whiskey added a new single malt to its portfolio … Egan’s Conviction, a blend of single malt and single grain Irish whiskeys, each aged for at least 10 years and finished in XO Cognac casks.

“‘Conviction’ is a word meant to extol the virtues not only of our heritage, but also of what we expect to accomplish in the future,” said brand founder Jonathan Egan in a prepared statement. “The generations of talented whiskey men and women who came before were known not only for their powerfully held beliefs, but their good works as well. We strive to continue on the path they defined with this exciting bottling.”

Egan’s, now a multi-generational brand, was established by brothers Henry and Patrick Egan in 1852 in Tullamore, County Offaly, in the heart of Ireland. In 2013, the fifth and sixth generations, Maurice and Jonathan Egan, took over the dormant enterprise and have since sourced and aged expressions that celebrate their family history.

Egan's Conviction

Egan’s Conviction (image via Egan’s Irish Whiskey)

“Egan’s Irish Whiskey is incredibly proud of its history,” said John Ralph, CEO of Intrepid Spirits, the brand’s distribution partner. “With an eye to the traditions from which we have come, we endeavor with each bottle of Egan’s to create a legacy for the future.”

The distiller’s notes explain that this expression is finished in XO Cognac barrels, and has a deep aroma defined by floral cereal grains, honey and dried apricot. On the palate, there’s new leather, marzipan, and hints of ginger, lifted by zesty citrus. Long and lingering, the finish closes with hints of licorice and vanilla.

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Egan’s Conviction comes in a 750ml bottle and has a suggested retail price of $100. It clocks in at 46% ABV, 92 proof.

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