Egans 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey (700ml)
The Egans have been making whiskey since the 1800s and did so up until the 1870s when they lost out to the multinationals. This represents a rebirth of the P&H Egan brand after family members set about resurrecting the label in 2013. Two whiskies are on offer - a single malt and a single grain. Both mark auspicious beginnings.
Tasting note: A 100% pot still Irish whiskey matured in American oak. Pure gold. Beautiful nose – opens with a floral-soft mix of ripe orchard fruits, buckwheat pancakes, vanilla cream and beeswax. Surprisingly concentrated with superbly pure flavours of apple, pear and honey, framed by vibrant spices and a gorgeous, oily, creamed-up finish that melts in your mouth. Excellent length. Very satisfying, solid Irish. 47% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... The nose is superb, with oat and pecan flapjack, cocoa powder, nutmeg, star anise, and caramelized brown sugar. Golden syrup laced with strands of citrus swim within a smooth, thickly textured malt. A rich sweetness spills over, unctuous with sweet honey and nuts over a base layer of spice. Confident, self-assured, expressive whiskey.
92 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Jonny McCormick (Winter 2017)