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Barrel Room Chronicles
July 6, 2022

BRC EP 13 – Egan's Irish Whiskey & The Water of Life

This week on a special whiskey Wednesday edition of Barrel Room Chronicles, I speak with Jonathan Egan about his family’s Irish Whiskey legacy. Next, in our World of Weezy segment, we learn all about plums? Then later in the show I’ll speak with returning guest Director / producer Greg Swartz about the latest news on his whiskey documentary, The Water of life in this week’s Whiskey Whereabouts.

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Jonathan Egan

Jonathan Egan is the 6th generation of the Egan’s of Tullamore- a family with Irish whiskey in its blood since 1852. Jonathan graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2002 with a BA in Economics. In 2004 Jonathan relocated to Shanghai, China and set up a manufacturing business producing engineered components for US companies. In 2013 together with Jonathan’s father, brother, uncle and cousin, as well as industry veteran John Ralph decided to revive the family whiskey brand and in September 2015 P & H Egan (Tullamore) released their Egan’s Irish Whiskey 10 year old Single Malt. Jonathan and his wife Alison, along with their two children Henry and Sophia currently reside in Chicago, IL.

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Greg Swartz

Executive Producer & Director

After walking away from a job as a newspaper reporter in his native Pennsylvania, Greg moved to Los Angeles to make films. After spending a year at Warner Bros., he moved into commercial production, eventually developing a client roster that included Kia, BMW, United Airlines, and Gray Advertising.

His directorial debut Another Harvest Moon — described by Box-office Magazine as “Powerful, poignant, honest, uncompromising, and touching — won two “Audience Choice” awards and stars Ernest Borgnine, Piper Laurie, Doris Roberts, Cybill Shepherd, Anne Meara and Richard Schiff. It’s currently streaming on Amazon Prime.