Egan’s Irish Whiskey, Writer’s Tears and Flautist Laurence Nugent: Lock-in Livestream

March 28, 2021

‘Why consume English and Scotch Ales and Dublin Porter when you have at your door ales and stouts brewed equal to the best of them. Keep the money at home! Ask for Egan’s Ales and Stouts and drink no other.’ – Patrick J. Egan

In the 1880s in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Patrick J. Egan had a growing portfolio of businesses including the Tullamore Brewery and Egan’s Irish Whiskey and the history of the Egan family and their successes and challenges mirror those of Ireland in its formative early years and makes for tremendous storytelling.

In 2013, the Egan family resurrected their ancestral family whiskey brand and brought a new range of whiskeys to the market with a hat tip to the past and a focus on the growing demand for Irish whiskey around the world.

On this week’s Lock-in we chatted with Jonathan Egan, one of the current generation of whiskey merchants in the Egan family about the family’s history, their impact in Ireland and their whiskeys today.

We sampled Egan’s Vintage Grain Irish Whiskey as well as Egan’s Single Malt Fortitude on the night. 

We were also joined, for a return visit to The Lock-in, by world-famous flautist Laurence Nugent, an Irishman in Chicago, who regaled us with tunes from home and a few tales to go with them.

We sipped on Walsh Whiskey’s Writer’s Tears Double Oak Blended Irish whiskey while we chatted.

It was a great night of tall bottles and even taller tales and we hope you can tune in with your favorite glass of Irish whiskey and enjoy the craic on the replay!


Irish whiskeys sipped this week:

  • Egan’s Vintage Grain Irish Whiskey
  • Egan’s Single Malt Fortitude
  • Writer’s Tears Double Oak 



Join Barry Chandler, founder and host of Stories & Sips every Friday live on Facebook and YouTube at 7pm EST/4pm PST.

Each week Barry opens up a few different Irish whiskeys and invites a guest or two to join for conversation and craic.

The Lock-in Livestream is a great chance to raise a glass to our health, one another and another week under our belt.

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