The Ryan’s have been whiskey people for six generations. One generation or another has worked in some part of the whiskey business. By the early twentieth century the course was set for the Ryan family, to source, finish and bottle their very own whiskey. Today this twelve year old single malt is one of the many carefully selected whiskey’s the Ryan family have chosen; this endeavour has been led by Eunan Ryan, whilst other members of the family take care of working the family pub in Beggars Bush.
This internationally award winning whiskey is beloved by many and most certainly by the team here at The Whiskey Trail HQ.
Ryan’s Pub in Beggars Bush
This 12 year old Irish single malt whiskey, is produced for the Jack Ryan whiskey brand, which was revived in 2013 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Ryan’s Beggars Bush pub in Dublin. The Ryan family has a history with whiskey bottling, though the distillery which they produced the whiskey in association with, closed in 1946. This is a 12 year old single malt, matured in ex-bourbon barrels and bottled without chill-filtration at 46% ABV.
The nose is elegant with notes of lightly seared pineapple, lemon balm, a flicker of ginger and mandarin. It is an alluring little number with many delicate layers.
On the palate all the aromas from the nose pop, but within a soft body. The honeyed pineapple makes for a fresh yet medium bodied whiskey. This whiskey is possibly too easy to sip and is most certainly a beguiling dram.
Intense tropical fruit aromas of passionfruit, pineapple, lemon and orange peel with a touch on cinnamon and ginger.
Smooth and oily textured. Even at the full 46% it is soft and easy to drink. Flavours of fresh pineapple, lemon, oranges, marmalade and ginger snap with some honey and oak.
Bright gold in colour set the imagination alight. The liquid becomes more malty and biscuity as your mind chews over the aromas, with the oak flavours also shining through.
Where to Drink: Jack Ryan 12 Year Old Single Malt
Jack Ryan’s of course, where you can enjoy a great pint, with a Jack Ryan Irish Whiskey chaser at the cheapest price in Dublin. There has been a pub at the site of the current Beggars Bush pub since 1803. The backdrop for your dram is a pub steeped Dublin and Irish history. Slainte!!
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