That final year spent in Madeira casks did an already great Whiskey good.
With 6 generations of the Ryan family being involved in the Whiskey business, they have seen and done it all — 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!
The Jack Ryan Generation Trilogy series has two delicious drams in the form of Rum-finished Haddington and Calvados-finished Toomevara. The third one is called Finisher's Touch, and it's another epic dram. This collab with Justino's of Santa Cruz, Portugal, has spent its first 11 years in Bourbon barrels, before being finished in Madeira casks for a year. Let's go over what we have right here: a dozen years, 92 proof, some nice fortified Wine casks... Yep, ticks all the right boxes!