Fortitude Honors Founder Henry J. Egan.
Egan’s Irish Whiskey pays tribute to co-founder Henry J. Egan with the introduction of Fortitude, a rare single malt Irish whiskey matured exclusively in Pedro Ximénez casks. The only Irish whiskey to be aged in this way, Fortitude demonstrates the ambition of the Egan family to challenge the status quo. The introduction of Fortitude follows the recent release of limited-edition Legacy Reserve and its award-winning predecessors, Egan’s 10-Year-Old Single Malt and Egan’s Vintage Grain.
“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. 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.”
– John Ralph, CEO of Intrepid Spirits, the Brand’s Distribution Partner
P.&H. Egan was founded in 1852 in Tullamore, Ireland by Henry J. Egan and Patrick Egan, Sr. As wine & spirit merchants, Egan’s developed an extensive trade—both domestically and for export–bottling and bonding many Irish whiskies as well as importing large quantities of sherry, port and rum.
“His stalwart character and fierce resolve made him a passionate Irishman and formidable businessman, leading the Egan name to become one of the most recognized whiskey brands in Ireland. With the marriage of sherry and single malt Irish whiskey, Fortitude is a nod to that time in our heritage when Henry sought to bring the best of Ireland to the world, and best of the world to back home to Ireland.”
– Jonathan Egan, Part of the Sixth Generation of the Egan Family
Fortitude exhibits beautiful sherry, honey and raisin notes with and a hint of marzipan on the nose. The mouth is full of complexity, brimming with bold influences of chocolate and mixed, dried fruits. The single malt exhibits a satisfyingly long finish, with complex flavors that linger gracefully on the palate.
Egan’s Fortitude is part of the Intrepid Spirits portfolio, and is available in a 750ml bottle with an SRP of $50.00 (46% ABV, 92 Proof).
For more information, visit EgansWhiskey.com.