Smoothness, vanilla, spice and coffee…
Powers John’s Lane 12yo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Born in Dublin in 1791, Powers an absolute powerhouse of world distilling, was closed down and moved to Cork in the 1960’s. And this tragedy all had to do with the formation of Irish Distillers as a result of over 40 years of assault on Irish distillers by the Americans with prohibition and trade sanctions from the UK.
So in honour of the original style of Powers and it’s long time home at John’s Lane, Dublin, Powers have released this classic 12yo Irish whiskey.
From one of the largest distilleries in the world, Midleton in Co Cork, comes this absolute charmer of an Irish whiskey. And it’s made in that classic tradition of added a big dose of un-malted barley into the mash.
Powers was the original Irish whiskey merchant and John’s Road is the location of the original Power’s whiskey distillery. Now long gone, but not forgotten.
Aged in both American and Oloroso sherry casks, and for twelve years. And it’s this whiskey’s balance that really took me in. Every part of this spirit is in harmony with each other.
From Malt Review, “The traditional spice flavourings fill the mouth, all laced with blackcurrants and chocolate. The smoothness is quite uncharacteristic for a whiskey at this price, but it’s perfectly balanced with the sweetness of brown sugar and caramel. Not an explosion, or complex, but certainly a myriad of traditional flavourings that generate serious appreciation and appetite! The finish lingers perfectly, more smoothness, vanilla, spice and coffee”.
Official notes read, “Full bodied spice front followed by vanilla, honey and dried apricot. Lingering honey sweetness on toasted oak”.