Egan’s Bonder’s Blend

Egan’s Bonder’s Blend

Hitting Japanese shelves in April


In the annals of whiskey history, 1852 marks a significant milestone with the establishment of P. & H. Egan Ltd by Patrick Egan Sr. and his brother Henry in Tullamore, a vibrant hub in 19th-century Ireland. What began as a humble venture soon blossomed into one of Ireland’s premier merchant houses, encompassing a diverse array of commercial pursuits ranging from importing and malting to brewing, blending, and bottling. However, it was in the art of bonding that P. & H. Egan Ltd truly excelled, perfecting a craft that would define generations of whiskey enthusiasts.

Fast forward to the present day, and the legacy of P. & H. Egan Ltd continues to thrive in a world vastly different from its inception. Descendants from across the globe have united with a shared vision that honors the rich heritage of P. & H. Egan Ltd while embracing the evolution of whiskey craftsmanship. This renewed purpose is evident in Egan’s Bonder’s Blend, a modern and cosmopolitan expression of Irish whiskey that resonates with connoisseurs worldwide.

At the core of Egan’s philosophy lies the art of bonding, a meticulous process that harmonizes every facet of whiskey-making to create unparalleled expressions of flavor and character. This art is not just about blending; it’s about marrying the essence of distillation, cask selection, maturation, and marrying to craft whiskeys that transcend ordinary boundaries.

One of the family members leading this legacy forward is Rupert Egan, a sixth-generation Master Bonder and great-grandson of founder Henry Egan. As a whiskey bonder, he understands that excellence is achieved through mastery over every variable, from selecting the finest distillates to curating casks that impart unique nuances to the whiskey. Appearing at an event in Tokyo recently, Egan announced the Japan-launch of Egan’s Bonder’s Blend, due to hit Japanese shelves on April 1 of this year.

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Egan’s Bonder’s Blend is a high-malt marriage of four hand-selected whiskeys that showcases the artistry of blending, with each component aged in a carefully curated selection of casks. From single grain ex-bourbon casks to newly charred oak barrels, and from ex-Pineau des Charentes casks to ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, every element contributes to a symphony of flavors.

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The blend is marked by notes of coconut and vanilla, followed by the rich indulgence of crème brûlée and the subtle sweetness of dates. It’s a journey of taste that lingers on the palate, a testament to the craftsmanship and dedication that defines Egan’s whiskeys. Ideal for highballs, it can be easily paired with a variety of Japanese, Chinese, and Western-style meals.

In a world where traditions meet innovation, Egan’s stands as a beacon of excellence, redefining the limits of what Irish whiskey can be. With each bottle, they invite enthusiasts to savor not just a drink but a legacy forged in the beating heart of 19th-century Ireland and carried forward with unwavering passion and commitment.