Second Egan's Legacy Reserve Extra Aged In Ex-Banyuls Casks - The Whiskey Wash

Second Egan’s Legacy Reserve Extra Aged In Ex-Banyuls Casks

By Nino Marchetti / August 19, 2019

Egan’s Irish Whiskey is an older Irish whiskey brand that’s seen a revitalization in recent times by fifth and sixth generation members of the family. It introduced last year a higher end offering known as Legacy Reserve that was aged for some 15 years. Now the Reserve is back again, a year older and with some finishing time in ex-French wine casks.

The new Egan’s Legacy Reserve II, according to those behind it, was initially aged for 16 years in ex-American bourbon barrels. It was then finished in Banyuls casks made from old vines on the slopes of the Catalan Pyrenees in France, resulting in a chocolate nose and a sweet and fruity palate that concludes with a slight cassis finish.

“The first release of the Legacy Reserve series received such a tremendous reception by whiskey drinkers and critics that we sold through most of the stock almost immediately,” said John Ralph, CEO of Intrepid Spirits, the brand’s distribution partner, in a prepared statement. “In keeping with the Egan’s brand heritage of crafting ground-breaking, innovative expressions, we plan to introduce a new iteration of the Legacy Reserveseries every year, with each release unique in its own way via different approaches to finish or aging.”

Egan's Legacy Reserve II

Egan’s Legacy Reserve II (image via Egan’s Irish Whiskey)

As it stands now plans call for 1,000 bottles of this Irish whiskey to be released, each pricing at around $200 per 750 ml bottle and bottled at 46% ABV. It comes in a higher end bottle that’s encased in a nice box.