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Tullamore Te – Egan se Ierse Whiskey Renaissance

Tullamore Te – Egan’s Irish Whiskey

Egan's Irish Whiskey review by Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara. Beste Ierse Whiskey Brands.

Egan’s Irish Whiskey is an old Irish Whiskey brand from Tullamore that has been resurrected and redeveloped by the direct descendants of Patrick Egan and his sons Patrick Junior and Henry, who first founded Egan’s Irish Whiskey over 150 jare terug.

I was lucky enough in the 70’s and 80’s to spend the latter half of my childhood growing up in rural West Cork between the two market towns of Bandon, where I went to school and Kinsale, where both my parents worked. Both towns had rich agricultural hinterlands where activity was focussed mainly on Barley, Sugar Beet and Dairy farming.

Op daardie tydstip, neither town had changed much in over 100 years since the mid 1800’s when many Irish towns had last experienced major change, growth and development as road, rail and canal infrastructures were built and developed.

Egan's Irish Whiskey review by Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara. Beste Ierse Whiskey Brands. Clonakilty Model Railway Village Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara Egans Irish Whiskey.

The streets and houses that I knew so well in the 70’s and 80’s had not changed very much in over 150 jaar.

The Model Railway Village in Clonakilty has created models of towns like Bandon and Kinsale in miniature from their layout in the 1940’s. They would remain largely unchanged for another 40 of 50 years to become the towns of my childhood. vandag, when I bring visitors to Clonakilty, I can point to almost every model house and shop and say who owned, worked and lived there when I was a child. In werklikheid, the houses and streets of both towns remained largely unchanged from the 1850s until the 1990s, when investment in modern road networks, industrialisation and population growth forced dramatic changes in layout and design.

vandag, it is sad to see that the main streets and squares of many of these old market towns are now just hollowed out and vacant shadows of their former selves, as shopping and commerce moves to ring-road roundabouts where the multinational grocery and retail outlets rule.

Van 1850 om 1990, their main streets were at the heart of commercial and of social interaction. Streets and infrastructure were enhanced and developed by local business families who established key agricultural support businesses such as hardware or agri-feed suppliers which later expanded into general mercantile, lumber, coal, milling, brou, malting, distilling and hospitality operations.

Egan's Irish Whiskey review by Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara. Beste Ierse Whiskey Brands.

These were the families in the post famine years, who not alone laid the modern architectural foundations of these rural Irish towns, but who also moulded them into commercial and social hubs for the rural communities living within a ten to 15 mile radius.

The wordSocialis quite important here, for it was the daily social interaction in the shops, yards and main streets that turned these towns and their hinterlands into strong , cohesive communities and turned customers into friends.

In Tullamore, mede. Offaly and in the Irish Midlands, the Egan Family would become the main drivers of progress.

Patrick Egan Moate. Egan's Irish Whiskey review by Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara. Beste Ierse Whiskey Brands.

Patrick Egan, a 47 year old lawyer and third son of a well to do farmer,  stigter van die Egan familie groot-en kleinhandel besigheid in die dorpe van Moate en nabygeleë Kilbeggan in 1852. Voor hierdie, die suksesvolle Westmeath prokureur het praktyke in Moate en Dublin City hardloop en was ook 'n handlanger van gevierde Ierse Emancipator, Prokureur en politikus Daniel O'Connell. Hierdie alliansie en begunstiging beslis het Patrick, sy sakebelange en sy praktyk geen skade.

Maar dit sou wees sy twee seuns Patrick Junior en Henry Egan wat die Egan kleinhandel en groothandel besigheid eksponensieel sal ontwikkel wanneer hulle verskuif die kern familie besigheid basis om die groter, naburige Tullamore Town waar die Egans sal voortgaan om handel te dryf totdat die 1960's as P. & H. Egan.

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Die brug 'n Huis in middedorp Tullamore was die hoofkantoor van Egans. This is the building with the large bill board on the gable wall. It is still quite recognisable today.

Egans developed a huge commercial network throughout the Irish Midlands. At their peak, they had over twenty different businesses outlets including animal feed supplies, bacon production, hotels, pubs, brou, malting and whiskey bonding. Their group headquarters was located at The Bridge House in Tullamore town centre which today, as the Bridge House Hotel, is still clearly recognisable from photos of Egans Store in the last century.

As spirit merchants and independent whiskey bonders and bottlers with close links to John Jameson and Powers in Dublin, Egans developed their own whiskey blends under Egan’s No. 5 and Egan’s No. 8 premium whiskey labels for both domestic and international sales.

Egan's Irish Whiskey review by Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara. Beste Ierse Whiskey Brands.

Egan’s Single malt and Egan’s No. 8 Old Irish Whiskeys.

In the 1880s, Egan’s expanded their existing brewing and bottling business when they commenced bonding and bottling their first whiskies behind their Tullamore Brewery and their newly expanded three storey bonded warehouses and cooperage. hier, they aged, blended and bottled whiskeys for brands such as Jameson in Dublin.

Following the introduction of potable water to Tullamore in the 1890’s Egans made major strategic acquisitions worth £80,000 or close on €10 Million in today’s money by buying out whiskey bonding competitors Lyle Sterling& mede. who had bases in Tullamore, Athy and Dublin.

By the turn of the century, Egans had a bonded inventory in Tullamore of the equivalent of 35,000- bottles of whiskeys and spirits and were buying whiskeys from John Jameson, Roe’s, John Locke’s in nearby Kilbeggan and others. But their main partner was John Jameson & seuns, to whom they already supplied their high quality malted grain.

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Only 2 known bottles of Egans bottled from 1942 still exist unopened.

By the early 1940s, Egan’s were still bottling for Jameson’s, (see photo above), and this continued until the early 1960s when the creation of Irish Distillers led to the decline and extinction of of independent bonding and bottling of Irish Whiskey by companies such as Egans.

Ongelukkig, in 1968, Egan’s Irish Midlands based business empire entered into voluntary liquidation.

Maar, hul nalatenskap leef voort in die geboue en erfenis wat hulle agtergelaat het wat vandag nog gesien word in Tullamore en baie ander buurdorpe en provinsies in die Ierse Midlands .

Egan's Irish Whiskey review by Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara. Beste Ierse Whiskey Brands. Bridge House Hotel Tullamore.

vandag, Die Bridge House is steeds in die hart van die besigheid Tullamore en sosiale lewe as die Bridge House Hotel. Let op die historiese wetsontwerp boord wat ook gesien kan word in die soortgelyke foto van die 1800's (bo). Foto Credit Google Earth.

in 2013, Die familie Egan diaspora wat direk is afstammelinge van Patrick Egan en sy twee seuns, stel oor resurrecting hul ou familie whiskey merk. 'N Egan se Ierse Whiskey Renaissance.

Familielede van oor die hele wêreld verenig as een van die geskiedkundige familie whiskey besigheid as P hervorm. & H. Egan se Limited en Ierse Whiskey Egan se. Partnering with Intrepid Spirits, who also distribute Mad March Hare Poitín en Michters American Whiskey, the Egan family have released a stable of four new Irish Whiskey Expressions. A ten year old Single Malt, an eight year old Single Grain, a Pedro Ximénez finished Single Malt and a fifteen year old Single Malt.

While Egan’s Whiskeys are sourced from an approved Irish Whiskey Distillery, the family, represented by Maurice and Jonathan Egan who are 5th and 6th generation descendants of Patrick Egan, are quite hands-on in directing, the blending, cask selection and finishing of their new whiskeys.

Patrick Egan and Jonathan Egan. Egan's Irish Whiskey review by Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara. Beste Ierse Whiskey Brands.

Patrick Egan Senior and Jonathan Egan.

Egan’s Irish Whiskeys

Egan's Irish Whiskey review by Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara. Beste Ierse Whiskey Brands. Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask finished Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Egan Whiskey’s first expression, Egan’s 10 Year Old Single Malt released in 2014 was followed by Egan’s Vintage Grain, Fortitude, a Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask finished Single Malt and Egan’s Legacy Reserve, a 15 Year old Single Malt.

Egan’s 10 Jarige Single Malt

Egan's Irish Whiskey review by Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara. Beste Ierse Whiskey Brands.

Aged for a minimum of 10 Years in American oak and bottled at 47% ABV, this Single Malt Irish Whiskey is non chill-filtered to retain the unique characteristics of the carefully selected casks. Quite smooth even sipped neat.

Amptelike Proe Notes

neus – Delicate, with a hint of apple, spices and light smoke.
Mouth – Malty & romerige, with complex hints of cereal & smooth silkiness.
Linger – Big finish and what appears to be an endless aftertaste.

Egan’s Vintage Grain

Egan's Irish Whiskey review by Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara. Beste Ierse Whiskey Brands.

Casked in American oak bourbon barrels for a minimum of eight years, this Single Grain Irish Whiskey was meticulously hand-selected by Jonathan V. Egan, the sixth generation of a family with whiskey in their blood.

I am a huge fan of good single grain Irish whiskey and this is very good single grain whiskey indeed. normaalweg, I talk about a good single grain whiskey being the chassis upon which great Irish whiskey blends are built or as the blank canvas for extracting maximum benefit from premium or unusual cask finishing. But this is just plain and simple Irish Single Grain Whiskey Excellence. No fancy finishes. Just excellence in distillation followed by 8 years in Bourbon Casks. But don’t take my word. The great Jim Murray awarded Egan’s Vintage Single Grain 92.5% in his 2019 Whiskey Bible.

Amptelike Proe Notes

neus – Vanilla, oak fudge, and caramel notes.
Mouth – Charming sweetness & smooth vanilla, with a subtle hint of spice.
Linger – Long, gentle and gaining in warmth.

Egan se Fortitude – Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Klaar Ierse Whiskey

Egan's Irish Whiskey review by Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara. Beste Ierse Whiskey Brands. Egan se Fortitude Whiskey.

Pedro Ximénez Sherry is gemaak van meer as ryp, Songedroogde Pedro Ximénez druiwe wat 'n baie soet oplewer, byna stroperig sjerrie wat steeds behou die druiwe natuurlike suur. Dit is nie ongewoon as 'n whiskey vat afwerking, veral in Continental Europese whiskies, maar dit kan dikwels “oorgaar” in die vat en oorweldig die whiskey dit moet vergroting. Egan se bereik naby perfeksie met Fortitude. 'N perfekte balans tussen 'n uitstekende single malt kundig teengewerk met 'n kant glad sjerrie afwerking wat beide sterk en opgehou. Een van die beste Pedro Ximénez klaar whiskies wat ek nog ooit geproe.

Egan se Fortitude is nie-chill gefiltreer en gebottel by 46% ABV om ware karakter te behou.

Amptelike Proe Notes

neus - Swaar sjerrie, heuning, rosyne, en 'n wenk van marsepein.
Mouth - Full van kompleksiteit, sterk invloed van sjerrie, gemengde vrugte, veral rosyne, en sultanas.
Linger - satisfyingly lank, die komplekse geure talm in die mond.

Egan’s 15 Jarige Legacy Reserve

Egans Legacy Reserve Ierse Whiskey. Egan's Irish Whiskey review by Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara. Beste Ierse Whiskey Brands.

Amptelike Proe Notes

Hierdie baie beperkte single malt, tussen die ouderdomme vir 15 jaar in Amerikaanse Bourbon vate, is versigtig met die hand-uitgesoekte deur Maurice & Jonathan Egan – die vyfde en sesde geslag van die familie Egan. Hierdie weergawe is beperk tot net 1,000 bottels en is 'n uitdrukking van hul verbintenis tot die handwerk en toewyding van hul voorvaders vereer.

neus - 'n Onmiskenbare Ierse Single Malt neus. Romerige met notas van appel en sitrus. Toffie en vanielje voeg kompleksiteit.
verhemelte - volronde as 'n mens sou verwag van 'n Single Malt van hierdie ouderdom. Suurlemoenskil en peper met 'n paar eikebome droogheid.
afwerking – Big finish and what appears to be an endless aftertaste.

Tullamore Te.

Die sterre van die show vir my hier is die Egan se Vintage Enkellopend Graan en die moed Pedro Ximénez Finish. Albei is nou ferm toevoegings in my eie persoonlike Ierse Whiskey versameling.

Die skep van 'n verkry whiskey merk vereis 'n baie sorg en aandag in die produk ontwikkeling as jy om uit te staan ​​uit die skare. Jy moet 'n groot stokery en distilleerder verskaffing jou vloeistof. Jou vermenging en afwerking moet altyd groter as die som van die dele en dit is hier waar whiskey wetenskap val terug en whiskey kuns oorneem.

Egans is dit al so goed doen en so reg. Saam met een of twee ander magiese nuwe Ierse Whiskey handelsmerke, Egan se is 'n handelsmerk te kyk.

As daar ooit 'n gemeente verdien twee groot whiskyhandelsmerke, dit is Tullamore.

Tullamore is nog tot vandag toe 'n lewendige en vriendelike Ierse mark dorp wat nooit uit die oog van sy kommersiële erfenis verloor. Dit is een van die baie min Ierse dorpe wat nog bewaar dat vriendelike hoofstraat sosiale-kommersiële atmosfeer wat ek het gepraat oor vroeër. vandag, Die Bridge House is een van die grootste middedorp hotelle in die Middellande en dit is werklik 'n groot om die pad te sien dat die moderne eienaars wys hul waardering van die verlede deur die handhawing van die voorkoms en nut van die gebou fasade.

Met Egan se en Tullamore D.E.W.Is gekombineer invloed nog so sigbaar in die stad vandag, waarlik, dit is net 'n kwessie van tyd voordat 'n whiskey vaardig historikus ontwikkel 'n Tullamore Town Whiskey Stap Tour.

Nog 'n manier om mense en die lewe terug in die middel van landelike mark dorpe om te shop en kuier.

Net 'n idee.

2 kommentaar
  1. Groot storie en geskiedenis.
    Trots op my dorp van geboorte.
    Miss jy Tullamore.
    van NYC.

  2. Baie dankie, Patrick. Nou het jy twee groot whiskyhandelsmerke te vier en geniet van Tullamore! Vriendelike groete, Stuart

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