THE HISTORY OF THE COMPANY
The company Jack Ryan Whiskey belongs to the whiskey finishers. This noble tradition is going back to the mid 1800’s, when Dublin was the whiskey capital of the world. Some vintners began to toy with sourcing good aged malt, maturing and finishing it in their own casks, procured from importers including wine merchants. Mr. Thomas Ryan son and grandson of distillery managers and barley farmers, became part of this exclusive group in 1913.
The eponymous Jack Ryan was his son, and with him, the Ryans’ Finisher’s Touch was well established. Irish whiskey went through hard times towards the end of the 20th century, but is now coming back into its own.
The familys whiskeys are well awarded – the Jack Ryan 12YO got an Irish Whiskey Award and won San Francisco World Spirits Gold. Jack Ryan Whiskey had assembled an extensive and eclectic collection of casks, including some from small, quality European spirits producers.
The Generation Trilogy of Jack Ryan celebrates six generations of Ryans in the Irish Whiskey pantheon. It comprises Toomevara 10YO (matured in ex-bourbon and Château du Breuil calvados casks), Haddington 11YO (matured in old rum casks) and Finisher’s Touch 12YO (matured in Justino’s madeira casks). The releases are produced in small-volumes, high quality with the vision of Jack Ryan inside every whiskey.