Egan’s pays tribute to co-founder Henry J. Egan with the introduction of Fortitude, a single malt Irish whiskey matured in Pedro Ximénez casks.
Fortitude exhibits sherry, honey and raisin notes with a hint of marzipan on the nose, the company says. The palate includes chocolate and mixed, dried fruits.
Egan’s Fortitude is available in a 750-ml. bottle with a suggested retail price of $50. It’s 46% ABV/92 Proof.
P.&H. Egan was founded in 1852 in Tullamore, Ireland by Henry J. Egan and Patrick Egan, Sr. As wine and spirit merchants, Egan’s developed an extensive trade–both domestically and for export–bottling and bonding many Irish whiskies as well as importing sherry, port and rum.
“Thanks to Henry, the Egan name is synonymous with quality and heritage in Ireland, and has been a pillar of the whiskey trade in our country since the mid-1800s,” says John Ralph, CEO of Intrepid Spirits, the brand’s distribution partner. “Fortitude not only celebrates Henry’s achievements but also represents our commitment to continue his legacy of bringing only the highest quality Irish whiskey to the world.”
The introduction of Fortitude follows the recent release of limited-edition Legacy Reserve, Egan’s 10-Year-Old Single Malt and Egan’s Vintage Grain.