Jack Ryan Beggars Bush 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Jack Ryan Beggars Bush 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

(0.75l, 46%)


7/10
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This Irish 12YO proves that beggars can be choosers.

The Ryan family has been in the Whiskey business for 6 generations — from owning public houses to farming the barley and distilling the Spirits. Eunan Ryan started working in the family pubs at the age of thirteen — obviously, this was before the advent of pesky child labor laws. But today he runs the family Whiskey businesses, along with his Jack Ryan Whiskey Company in Dublin. They've already struck gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and considering the tough competition they were up against, that's a mighty-fine accomplishment indeed!

This 12-year-old bottle we have here is a Beggar's Bush Cask Strength Single Malt. It's a limited edition 92-proof Irish Whiskey beauty that has spent the entirety of its dozen years in ex-bourbon casks. Beggars Bush is the still-operational family-run pub that Eunan's grandfather used to run during the time when Irish Whiskey was in decline and you can see both the establishment and the man himself on the label. It's fruity, sweet, spicy, and oh-so-easily imbibed. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Irish Whiskey
  • Region
    Dublin
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
    Jack Ryan
  • Age
    12 Year Old
  • Maturation
    ex-Bourbon casks

Flavor Spiral™

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orange zest
fruit
tropical
biscuit
oak
malty
woody
honey
vanilla
What does Jack Ryan Beggars Bush 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Bright gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
There's a lot of sweetness and fruit on the nose with pears, apples, pineapples, a touch of citrus, honey, and vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
It's super smooth and delicate with even more orange zest and fruit, especially the tropical kind. There's some biscuits & cream as well as some oak in there.

Finish
Finishes satisfyingly smooth with a pleasing malty woodiness. 

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Ratings & Reviews
Matt
Matt,
Clean, light odor with light vanilla notes. Unpleasant, herbal aftertaste that lingers far too long.
 
Richard
Richard,
My experience with Irish Whiskey is admittedly limited, but I found this a bit too harsh for my unseasoned palate. Even with a little ice, I couldn't appreciate the flavor.
 
Luis
Luis,
Not my cup of whiskey.
 
Mitchell
Mitchell,
Orange, light smoke and honey.
 
Steven
Steven,
I can taste the malty, biscuit notes while drinking this, but I get an odd metallic aftertaste. I would not recommend purchasing this as a full bottle.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Great flavor, smooth, notes of orange
 
Scott
Scott,
Fruity taste comes through strong!
 
Steve
Steve,
Extremely harsh. Seems higher in alcohol than it is. Even with a few drops of water never really opened up or became complex. Would be okay as a mixer I guess.
 
Krista
Krista,
Smooth, tasty. Nice after kick.
 
Holly
Holly,
Kind of bland and burns. Needs to be mixed to be enjoyed.
 
Mac
Mac,
One of the best Irish whiskies I've tried. Woody/oaky, with malt and hints of fruitiness. Overall, really good. Would definitely buy again if it wasn't $70+.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Fruity and smooth. Not outstanding, but very good all the same
 
Will
Will,
It’s very good. Very bold heavy flavors and needs time. Like a big cigar. But for me, not my fav. Should be a 7 ranking for more for me as a reminder to not purchase this.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Pretty good but not my favorite.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a very good, elegant, Limited Release Cask Strength Single Malt Irish Whiskey that has a fruity birth; while a tropical life leads to a balanced death with notes of malt & wood.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Nice subtlety as it’s been aged in a bourbon cask; I’m a fan of this one. And it has a kick that sneaks up on you. Nom nom 🤤
 
rigoberto
rigoberto,
Very balanced, good whiskey
 
Louis
Louis,
Great Irish but it’s no Bushmills.
 
Brian
Brian,
this one was a bit harsh for me in the tasting.... not a fan when it's got that harsh bite that takes away from its flavors
 
Palani
Palani,
For an Irish whiskey fanatic living in the tropics, this lemon, orange dark wood head and honey vanilla finish is everything and anything I could ever want sitting in the 100 Fahrenheit heat and 100% humidity. Warm, comforting, zingy in every way you love. A touch of ice water to open it up a little and you are sitting pretty.
 
Robert
Robert,
This was a solid whiskey with a definitive fruitiness. Slightly harsh on the way down, but overall I liked it & would recommend.
 
Luis
Luis,
Smooth and sweet without getting thick in the end.
 
Evan
Evan,
I actually liked this it went down smoothly and it was my favorite of the tasting box it came in
 
Doug
Doug,
Rich flavors on the front, harsh finish neat. A little ice / water brings the fruit out nicely.
 
Conor
Conor,
Fruity. Harsh finish
 
Kent
Kent,
Good taste. Nice warmth going down.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Very smooth. Get the fruity and honey aromas in the beginning. Then the light burn at the end
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Harsh mouth feel. Wood and orange come through. Bit of a bitter aftertaste
 
Jerry
Jerry,
Not a fan, didn’t care for the finish.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
A very nice sweet, fruity front end flavor with a woody finish. Certainly better than average, but their a definite burn at the end that loses it a few points in my book. Overall, very good.
 
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