Toomevara – Double Gold 2019 San Francisco World Spirits, Finalist and 93% Ultimate Spirits Challenge, Irish Whiskey Masters Silver
Toomevara, a fine 10YO Irish Single Malt 46% abv, aged in bourbon, finished in calvados, has brought further success to Jack Ryan Whiskey. The San Francisco award followed four days of controlled blind tasting, and is reserved for those select few entries “that receive a Gold medal rating by all members of the judging panel; these are among the finest products in the world.” Added to this – Ultimate Spirits and Irish Whiskey Masters accolades.
Toomevara was finished in the Jack Ryan Whiskey Co maturing and finishing warehouse and bottling facility if Dublin. This release was through a collaboration with Château du Breuil calvados, and is an exclusive, premium release of 3,500 numbered bottles, signed by family scion Eunan Ryan.
2019 will see two further small, numbered, signed single malt releases; Haddington 11YO finished in Rum, and Finisher’s Touch 12YO Madeira finish (collaboration with Justino’s), completing The Generation Trilogy, celebrating six generations of an Irish Whiskey family.
Colour: Gold Mellow Yellow
Nose: Three shades of apple. Dry and yeasty stewed apple warmth, sour green apple gummies, and the leafier tang of green apples themselves. Beneath that, sap, cut grass, and orange cream soda which, after a little honey cuts the grasses with the creams, turns to actual orange peel. Leafier with water.
Palate: Apple pie in a glass. Soft cinnamon, rich applesauce, a light zesty tang as if those apples were unripe, a slight trace of citrus peel and enough mouth-watering juice to bind the sauces to the fruits.
Finish: Sandalwood edges round the lingering sauce. Dusty, dry, and even a little yeasty although the sweet green apple tang from the nose still sidles past the finish. One for the grey days.
Jack Ryan’s father, Thomas, of distillery and barley-farming stock, came to Dublin from Toomevara Tipperary at the close of the 19th century, and in 1913 set up his own whiskey finishing, on historic Haddington Road. Ryan’s Malt became a Dubliners’ favourite. Jack himself, vintner and whiskey man par excellence, honed the family’s whiskey Finisher’s Touch. His son Eunan has revised the family tradition with the Jack Ryan Whiskey Co.
In the UK, Spirit of Harrogate is the Jack Ryan partner.
In the rest of Europe, Jack Ryan Single Malt Irish Whiskey is distributed by MAS
In the United States, Jack Ryan Single Malt Irish Whisky is imported and distributed by Pacific Edge Wine and Spirits.
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