Jack Ryan’s 12 year-old ‘Beggars Bush’ whiskey for sale
The Ryan family, proprietors of the Beggars Bush on Dublin’s Haddington Road for 100 years this year, have marked the occasion by producing a special 12 year-old single malt which they’re releasing onto the market in limited quantities.
13 December 2013
The Whiskey bears the name of current proprietor Eunan Ryan’s late father Jack who managed the establishment until his untimely death 36 years ago.
The atmosphere and flavour of ‘Ryan’s Malt’ had been produced by the family in association with the Dublin Whiskey Distillery until this famous distillery closed its doors in 1946.
Today’s Jack Ryan ‘Beggars Bush’ Single Malt Irish Whiskey (46% ABV) has been aged for 12 years with no chill filtration, allowing the true flavours of the whiskey to be retained. The whiskey has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels hand-picked by the family themselves to deliver the unique taste.
Only 1,450 bottles of Jack Ryan ‘Beggars Bush’ Single Malt have been produced.
The bottle label depicts an image from 1913 of the exterior of the landmark public house and original lamp post that still stands today at 115 Haddington Road. It includes an image of Jack Ryan and his handwritten signature.
A limited-edition Cask Strength Single Malt with an ABV of 56.5% is also available limited to just 250 bottles, hand-signed and numbered by Eunan.
The Beggars Bush has been at the centre of cultural and literary circles in Dublin since it opened its doors in 1803. Residing next to the old Beggars Bush British army barracks it has seen soldiers go to war against Napoleon and the Kaiser, revolution against the British and eventual handover to Michael Collins in 1922 followed by the execution of Robert Erskine Childers, father of our fourth president later that year by the Free State Government.
Notable literary characters and customers include local greats Behan and Kavanagh and the famous American poet John Berryman who lived behind and frequented the Beggars Bush regularly throughout his year in Dublin in 1967.
There is an interview with him filmed in the snug of the Beggars Bush for American TV in 1967 and available on YouTube. http://youtu.be/1YUu3L-qGMI
Jack Ryan ‘Beggars Bush’ Single Malt Irish Whiskey is currently available to purchase from the Beggars Bush on Haddington Road Dublin, the Celtic Whiskey Shop on Dawson Street Dublin, Jus de Vine off licence Portmarnock, and The Grapevine off-licence on Glasnevin Ave.