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.