Jack Ryan Single Malt Irish Whiskey Awarded Gold and Silver @ 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
DUBLIN, IRELAND, April 28, 2017 – Jack Ryan Whiskey, the family-owned independent finisher and bottler of premium Single Malt Irish Whiskey, has won a Gold medal for their 12 Year Old, and a Silver medal for The Bourdega 15 Year Old – at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
This is the first year that Jack Ryan Whiskey has entered the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC), one of the most influential spirit competitions in the world. Emphasizing integrity and impartiality, the SFWSC takes great pride in ensuring that all entries are treated with equal care and consideration by a panel of carefully selected spirits industry judges. The 2017 Competition was the biggest in its history, featuring more than 2,100 entries.
Winners of a SFWSC Gold Medal are considered the pinnacle of achievement in their category, setting the standard for all others of their type. This win marks the second gold medal for Jack Ryan 12 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey, as it also took home the gold at the 2014 Irish Whiskey Awards (Ireland).
Recipients of a silver medal at the SFWSC show refinement, finesse and complexity, and are among the best examples of their category. This Silver Medal reflects the quality of Jack Ryan The Bourdega – aged in bourbon and finished in Oloroso sherry – a marriage of New and Old World.
In the United States, Jack Ryan Single Malt Irish Whisky is distributed by Pacific Edge Wine and Spirits. For all other countries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or The Jack Ryan Whiskey Company at 115 Haddington Road Ballsbridge Dublin 4, Ireland.
ABOUT JACK RYAN WHISKEY
Jack Ryan Whiskey began at Ryans Beggars Bush, an iconic public house on Haddington Road, in Dublin’s Ballsbridge, a stone’s throw from the Aviva Stadium and the RDS. The locality is steeped in history – political, military, literary and sporting. There’s been a pub on the site for at least 200 years. Thomas Ryan became proprietor in 1913, the eve of World War I and of Ireland’s independence. He was a traditional vintner and whiskey man – sourcing the best Dublin malt, maturing, finishing and bottling his own “Ryan’s Malt”, a firm favourite among discerning locals in The Bush and the other Ryan houses. Thomas handed on the pub, and Ryan’s Malt, to his son Jack, born to the trade, a publican to his fingertips. Jack maintained the whiskey tradition into the ’40’s, when the near demise of the Irish whiskey industry forced a long pause. The Ryans still own and run The Bush, and have revived the family whiskey tradition. Jack Ryan Beggars Bush 12 Year Old Single Malt won an Irish Whiskey Award in 2014. The Centenary 15 Year Old Single Barrel Cask Strength was released in 2015, as was The Bourdega 15 Year Old (finished in Oloroso sherry). More small batches of premium single malts are planned, with a variety of finishes – traditional, eclectic and new.