The Ryan family have run the Beggars Bush pub since 1913, and have a long intertwined history with whiskey. The family’s whiskey history goes back generations, first with Thomas Ryan and then his son Jack.  In the 1820s, John learned his craft in the Limerick Distillery (later Walker’s), before moving to manage Birch’s in Roscrea, Tipperary. Thomas and Ryan sourced select Dublin whiskey, ageing it in ex-sherry and ex-port casks, before bottling their own “Ryan’s Malt”.

The current generation of Ryans have gone back into the whiskey business, producing award winning whiskeys since 2013. We are proud to offer an excellent range of Jack Ryan single malt whiskeys at fantastic prices we know you will love

Fine Wines Direct UK are on a continual quest to bring you, the drinker, the most high quality wines and spirits for the best prices.

 

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What does Jack Ryan whiskey taste like?

We are proud to offer a variety of stunning Jack Ryan single malt whiskeys to our loyal customers.

Jack Ryan Single Malt 12 Year Old Dublin Ireland 70cl

This gorgeous whiskey is bright gold in colour. On the nose, you can expect tropical fruit aromas such as passionfruit and pineapple with a touch of cinnamon and ginger. You’ll also enjoy a palate that’s smooth, oily textured and easy to drink with flavours such as pineapple, marmalade, honey and oak.

Jack Ryan – Finisher’s Touch – 12 Year Old Madeira Cask Finish, Dublin Ireland 70cl

This whiskey is a stunning bumblebee gold colour. Expect delightful orange sweetness on the nose, as well as notes of oak, marmalade and tannin. The drinker will experience citrus notes on the palate including clean clementine, tangerine and blood orange.

Jack Ryan – Haddington – 11 Year Old Rum Cask Finish, Dublin Ireland 70cl

Pour into the glass and enjoy the beautiful deep marmalade colour of this whiskey. On the nose the drinker can expect notes of cinnamon, ginger and a pinch of nutmeg. The palate has a beautiful texture like sun, with touches of demerara sugar and warm maple syrup.

Jack Ryan – Toomevara – 10 Year Old finished in Château du Breuil Calvado, Dublin, Ireland 70cl

A stunning golden mellow yellow colour, this is a fantastic addition to our Jack Ryan whiskey offering. On the nose you can enjoy notes of stewed apple, cut grass and orange peel. Experience taste notes of apple pie, soft cinnamon and a light zesty tang. One for the grey days – expect a dry and dusty finish of sandalwood edges and sweet apple sauce.

 

What is Irish whiskey?

Irish whiskey is different from other types of whisky, such as Scotch or Tennessee. Firstly, Irish whiskey is spelled with an e! There are also a number of other practises that must be followed for a whiskey to qualify as Irish:

  • Location: Such as Champagne can only be made in the French region of Champagne, Irish whiskey has to be distilled and matured on the island of Ireland. This includes the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • Triple distillation: The traditional practice is to triple distil Irish Whiskey: triple distillation produces a lighter and smoother spirit. The majority of Scottish and American distilleries double distil their spirits.
  • Casks: Irish Single Malt whiskey must be aged in oak for at least three years, and must be distilled from a mash of nothing other than malted barley at a single distillery.

Irish whiskey has a distinct flavour profile; drinkers can typically expect flavour profiles that are light and fruity. Their ABV is usually between 40-60%. Single malt Irish whiskey such as that produced by Jack Ryan is made from 100 percent malted barley, this whiskey is produced by a single distillery in a pot still.

 

What’s the difference between single malt and blended whiskey?

There is often confusion around the word ‘single’ when referring to single malt whiskey. Many people assume it means that the whiskey comes from a single batch or even a single barrel, but that is not the case. A single malt whiskey just needs to come from a single distillery.

This is in contrast with blended whiskey, which involves blending different types of whiskeys with less expensive spirits and other ingredients.

When single malt whiskey is aged in oak barrels, a variety of factors can affect the final character of the spirit. These can include differences in climate, where the barrel is situated within the warehouse and the quality of the oak used to make the barrel. Because of this, many single malt whiskeys on the market today are made by mixing a variety of barrels together to achieve a consistent product that lines up with the brand. Distilleries have their own master blenders who taste from each barrel and mix them together to create the perfect final spirit.

 

Why buy from Fine Wines Direct UK?

Fine Wines Direct UK is the perfect place to go for all your wine and spirits needs. We work hard to procure only the best quality whiskies, gin, vodka and rum from the finest distilleries in the world.

Everyone should be able to enjoy a delicious tipple no matter their budget or their particular tastes, which is why we offer such a variety of alcohol. In addition to excellent quality spirits, we also have an enormous collection of red, white, rose and sparkling wines. Our team has over 100 combined years of experience in the wine trade so you are in safe hands with us.

We offer excellent delivery options including a speedy next day from dispatch service and a convenient click and collect service, ideal for those who live or work in Cardiff, South Wales. There you can chat to our friendly staff who will be able to recommend the right bottle for you, using their wealth of experience.

What sets us apart from the competition? We care about you, our customers, and want you to enjoy the bottles you buy from Fine Wines Direct UK. If you would like any extra help or guidance choosing your next bottle of single malt, our experts would love to help. Get in touch here.

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