• Shelbourne continues winning streak

    Jack Ryan Whiskey Co continued our remarkable run of peer recognition at the 2023 Irish Whiskey Awards. Shelbourne 5YO CS 57.5% ABV was adjudged best overall in the category Irish Single Malts 11YO and younger. It is gratifying to win such an award, in Ireland’s pre-eminent whiskey competition, competing against such an array of quality older whiskeys. This Shelbourne Batch #1 is the first of a series of 3. Each batch comprises 980 numbered bottles, signed by Eunan Ryan, MD and Ryan scion.

    In 2022, Finisher’s Touch 12YO 46% ABV won best overall in the category Irish Single Malt 12-15YO.

    The Shelbourne Batches continue the JRW “Dublin Series” which started with Raglan Road. Finisher’s Touch completed “The Generation Trilogy” celebrating the generations of whiskey Ryans.

  • Shelbourne hits the shelves

    2023 has been another busy and rewarding year for Jack Ryan Whiskey. Our latest release – on shelves now or very shortly, at select outlets – is Shelbourne (batch #1 of a series of 3) 5YO double distilled single malt Irish whiskey finished in first-fill oloroso, at cask strength 57.5% abv, just 980 numbered bottles, signed by Eunan Ryan.

    After our “Generation Trilogy” (comprising Toomevara, Haddington and Finisher’s Touch) celebrating the 6 generations of Ryans, we began a “Dublin Suite” of releases, starting with Raglan Road. We continue this now with Shelbourne Batch Series. Raglan Road, and Shelbourne Road and Park feature for the Ryan family down all the years since Thomas established his Haddington Road vintner’s business on Haddington Road. Hence the name – others to come.

    The Shelbourne Batch Series (batches #1, 2 and 3) when complete, will present distinctive inflection points of taste along a cask-and-time malt journey. Batches #2 and 3 will tell us themselves when they’re ready for the whiskey world. Batch #2 will no doubt see the oloroso assert itself. Batch #3, at journey’s end, will be yet another collaboration, this one with Domaine la Sarabande (the Gordons, Isla and Paul). Each batch will be composed of just 980 numbered and signed bottles.

    As always, we will enter Shelbourne in prestigious peer-review competition; we were encouraged yet again when Finisher’s Touch and Raglan Road gleaned Gold and Silver awards in the past year.

  • 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.