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Review: Egan’s Irish Whiskeys – Conviction and Legacy Reserve IV 18 Years Old

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Two new whiskeys from Eire’s Egan’s, every with fairly the totally different strategy. Conviction is a ten 12 months outdated mix that joins the Egan’s everlasting assortment, whereas Legacy Reserve IV a restricted version single malt, the ultimate launch on this four-year-long sequence. We tried them each. Right here goes.

Each are 92 proof.

Egan’s Conviction Irish Whiskey 10 Years Outdated – A mix of single malt and single grain Irish whiskeys, every aged for at the least 10 years, married collectively and completed in XO Cognac casks. It sounds interesting on paper, and it’s a strong whiskey within the glass. The creamy, nougat-laden nostril overlays notes of recent cereal grains, some citrus, and a enjoyable darkish chocolate be aware — maybe the one actual trace of the Cognac ending. The palate surprises with extra sweetness than anticipated, notes of almond nougat, honey, brown sugar, and tea leaf all touchdown rapidly, earlier than fading to a surprisingly savory, earthy end. Shocking from begin to end and by no means in need of thrilling. A- / $100

Egan’s Single Malt Irish Whiskey Legacy Reserve Quantity IV 18 Years Outdated – The ultimate Legacy Reserve spends 17 years in bourbon barrels, then 1 12 months in Moscatel de Valencia candy wine casks (each Legacy II and III are additionally completed in candy wine casks). Like its final 2 predecessors, this distinctive whiskey is restricted to 1000 bottles. The bourbon barrel does the heavy lifting on the nostril, providing ample wooden and char notes, infusing a nutty, woody aroma with extra depth. The palate is the place you see the Moscatel wine affect coming by extra clearly, and it really works: An almond and cashew base studded with a wholesome quantity of baking spice, milk chocolate, and vanilla give the physique of the whiskey a creamy, mousse-like high quality. It feels extra like dessert the extra you sip on it. Sharper on the end, with extra citrus parts within the combine, the whiskey makes a leisurely evolution to achieve its eventual endgame — evenly earthy with a reprise of nuttiness. Exhausting to place down. A- / $200

Egan’s Conviction Irish Whiskey 10 Years Outdated




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