• The Generation Trilogy Luxury Mini-Pack

    There can’t be many 3 x 50 ml mini-packs of Single Malt Irish so decorated as our own Generation Trilogy collaboration finishes celebrating the generations of Ryans. The Ryans are Whiskey Finishers. Each of the malts has won Gold at either the San Francisco World Spirits or the Irish Whiskey Awards – two of the most reputable blind-taste-testing competitions around. Toomevara (Château du Breuil calvados) took Double Gold at the 2019 San Fran Worlds, Haddington (old Guyana rum) gleaned Gold at the 2021 IWA’s, and Finisher’s Touch (Justino’s madeira) won Gold at the 2022 IWA’s. We’re pleased with the awards – chuffed, to be truthful – and present 50ml miniatures of these malts in a luxury presentation box.

  • 2022 – another good year

    We were delighted to garner another gong in 2022. Finisher’s Touch won the Irish Whiskey Award for best overall Irish Single Malt aged 12 – 15 years. This completed the hat-trick of Golds for The Generation Trilogy; Toomevara took Double Gold at the 2019 San Fran World Spirits, and Haddington came away with Gold from the 2021 Irish Whiskey Awards.

    Finisher’s Touch was our most ambitious finish to date. We sent first-use bourbon casks all the way – 3,000 kms land and sea – to Funchal in the Madeira Islands, where they were seasoned with the excellent Justino’s madeira. We then brought them home, filled them with fine malt, and cosseted them till Finisher’s Touch announced its readiness.

  • 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Gold Medallion for Jack Ryan 12YO

    Eunan Ryan with the much decorated 12 Year Old Single Malt that has just added a 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Gold to the 2014 Irish Whiskey Award. Jim Murray had given it 92.5/100 in the 2016 Whiskey Bible.Jack Ryan Beggars Bush 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey was launched in 2013, to celebrate the centenary of the Ryan family ownership of the iconic, historic Beggars Bush pub on Haddington Road Ballsbridge in Dublin. To their delight, it promptly won the Irish Whiskey Award for ‘single malts 12 year-old or under’, following a stringent blind-taste test under the auspices of the Celtic Whiskey Club and the Irish Whiskey Society. The San Francisco World Spirits competition attracted more than 2,100 entries, and the Gold was awarded by a prestigious panel of industry experts.Jack Ryan 12YO is available in Europe, North America and 16 other markets around the world, and is going from strength to strength. Jack Ryan would have been happy, as would his father Thomas Ryan, whose Ryan’s Malt was so popular in the locality all those years ago, revived now to multiple award-winning effect by grandson Eunan.
  • Toomevara – first of the Jack Ryan Generation Trilogy

    Toomevara 10YO Single Malt aged in Bourbon and finished in Calvados is here (a collaboration with Château du Breuil of Normandy France).It’s the first of the Generation Trilogy, celebrating six generations of Ryans in whiskey. Next up – Haddington (11YO finished in Rum), then Finisher’s Touch (12YO finished in Madeira, through a collaboration with Justino’s).Toomevara is a small exclusive release of 3,500 numbered bottles signed by Eunan Ryan. Available in a limited number of outlets in Ireland (including Celtic Whiskey Shop, Dunnes, O’Briens, Classic Drinks, J&C Kenny, Green Acres), through Spirit of Harrogate in the UK, MAS in Europe and Pacific Edge in the USA, and to a limited degree in other countries worldwide.
  • Toomevara burnish

    The latest award, Double Gold, best Single Malt Irish Whiskey in the 2019 San Fran World Spirits. In 2017, Jack Ryan 12 YO (bourbon age and finish) won Gold, and Jack Ryan The Bourdega 15YO (finished in Oloroso sherry) won Silver. We will continue to push the envelope, with classic, eclectic and new Ryan Finishes- small release and special cask.
    Check out the http://sfspiritscomp.com/about/judging-process/

  • New bottling line in action!

    We are now in a position, in our Dublin Whiskey house, to select and match aged malt and Jack Ryan cask, keep a careful watch over maturation and finish, and – at last! – bottle each of our whiskeys when it is just right.

    First up will be a special Finca Museum 12YO cask. This will be the first of the Jack Ryan Special Cask Series. Further casks in this series will include Justino’s Madeira, Château du Breuil calvados, bourbon, Heytesbury rum, and more,
    And of course, the 2nd and 3rd parts of the Generation Trilogy, started to award-winning effect with Toomevara 10YO, will continue with Haddington 11YO and be completed by Finisher’s Touch 12YO. Numbered and signed by Eunan Ryan, MD and 5th generation Ryan scion, the Generation Trilogy follows the gratifying and peer-celebrated success of Jack Ryan 12YO, still available.

  • Attending to the Casks at Hand

    Winter 2020/21, goodbye, and close the door on your way out; don’t call us, we’ll call you. Meanwhile, back at the ranch – rather, back at our Finishing Hall – malts are incubating (incaskating?) and we are putting a Ryan finisher’s touch to our next releases.

    OK, we get it; some of you are new to whiskey, or if not new to uisce beatha, at least new to Single Malt Irish (the bee’s knees of whiskey), and you’d like to dip your taste buds before taking the plunge on a full bottle. Fully understandable; fine whiskey costs that little bit more. We figured a properly wrapped three-pack (or rapped 3-pac) of The Generation Trilogy might meet many a need. That’s right, three 50ml miniatures – one each of Toomevara, Haddington and Finisher’s Touch – are coming soon. Don’t mention it; you’re entirely welcome. Watch this space

  • Toomevara in pole position

    Toomevara, 10YO Single Malt, first of the Generation Trilogy, 6 generations of Ryans, collaborative finish in a special cask sourced by the Ryans from Château du Breuil, producers of fine calvados in Normandy France.

    Toomevara was adjudged the best Irish Single Malt in the 2019 San Fran World Spirits Competition. Approved for Christmas gifting by Alabaster Snowball, Elf-in-Chief, Food and Beverages Dept, North Pole. Only sayin’.