Just take one swallow, and savor this drop of history…
Powers Three Swallow Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Three Swallow from Powers, is named in honour of the three coachman who drove for Power’s distillery and to the swallows that used to announce the arrival of the distilling season.
But I’ll let Irish Central explain, “Powers’ new Three Swallow release is their closest yet to the original. The name Three Swallow is deeply ingrained in Powers’ history and has several meanings, two of which are dear to the brand and its storied heritage.
The migration of the Irish Swallow signifies the beginning of the distillation season in Ireland, and Powers has historically used three swallows to signify the age, quality, and purity of their pot still products. Over time, because of the high quality across their entire portfolio, all Powers whiskey came to bear these iconic swallows.
It also refers to a perk once enjoyed by the coachmen at John’s Lane in Dublin. Each coach had three coachmen – a driver and assistant up front, and another at the rear. They were accustomed to bringing a small flask of Powers on long rides, with just enough whiskey to give each man a good swallow – but not enough to interfere with his job. This tradition of ‘Three Swallows’ for the coachmen helped inspire the Powers’ whiskey logo.
“At first sip, the initial taste delivers smooth, nutty flavors followed by a wave of green apple and citrus notes – with a touch of cedar wood for extra complexity. Spicy sweetness floats atop, balanced with a hint of sherry casks, leading to a crisp cereal finish with notes of toasted oak. Just take one swallow, and savor this drop of history”.
Official notes read, “In true Pot Still style, an initial taste delivers smooth mouth-coating barley followed by an eruption of green apple and citrus notes. Herbs and spicy avour are complemented by a touch of cedar wood for extra complexity. Spicy sweetness gives way to Pot Still barley character balanced with a hint of sherry and leading to a crisp cereal finish with toasted oak notes”.