The Ryans have been associated with whiskey business since the 1820s when John Ryan learnt his craft in the Limerick Distillery.
His grandson Thomas moved to Dublin, then home to legendary distilleries, and after long apprenticeship started sourcing, finishing and bottling his own whiskey. Soon Ryan’s Malt became one of the Dubliners’ favorite. In 1913 the Ryans purchased the iconic Beggars Bush pub in Dublin and until 1946 produced their own whiskey. In 2013 the family revived the brand to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Ryan’s Beggars Pub. The 12 years old expression aged exclusively in ex-bourbon barrels scored gold medal at the 2014 Irish Whiskey Awards.
Nose: fresh, vanilla, honey, summer meadow, white grapes, honeydew melon, pineapples, lemons, fresh hay and touch of oak.
Palate: as fresh as nose, apples, pears, oranges, honey, vanilla custard, hints of candied ginger and lemon grass.
Finish: medium long and pretty light, with notes of vanilla, honey, citrus, hints of spice and oak.