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Powers John's Lane Release 12 Years Old Single Pot Still Whiskey, 70 cl with Gift Box

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The first is the “cut” of the distillate, which is akin to the Fates cutting the strands of life. The first liquid (heads) and the last liquid (tails) include toxic compounds, and are discarded. The center is called the heart. From the same pot still mashbill, Powers takes a heavy cut, Redbreast takes a medium cut and the Spots take a lighter cut of each run. In 1966, with the Irish whiskey industry still struggling following Prohibition in the United States, the Anglo-Irish Trade War and the rise of competition from Scotch whiskey, John Power & Son joined forces with the only other remaining distillers in the Irish Republic, the Cork Distilleries Company and their Dublin rivals John Jameson & Son, to form Irish Distillers. Soon after, in a bold move, Irish Distillers decided to close all of their existing distilleries, and to consolidate production at a new purpose-built facility in Midleton (the New Midleton Distillery) alongside their existing Old Midleton Distillery. The new distillery opened in 1975, and a year later, production ceased at John's Lane Distillery and began anew in Cork, [1] with Powers Gold Label and many other Irish whiskeys reformulated from single pot stills whiskeys to blends.

During this period, when the Dublin whiskey distilleries were amongst the largest in the world, the family-run firms of John Power, along with John Jameson, William Jameson, and George Roe, (collectively known as the "Big Four") came to dominate the Irish distilling landscape, introducing several innovations. In 1886, John Power & Son began bottling their own whiskey, rather than following the practice customary at the time, of selling whiskey directly to merchants and bonders who would bottle it themselves. [9] They were the first Dublin distillery to do so, and one of the first in the world. [1] [2] A gold label adorned each bottle and it was from these that the whiskey got the name Powers Gold Label. Whiskybase B.V. (“Whiskybase”, “we” or “us”, company details below) offers a whisky enthusiasts online platform that provides its members access to the most comprehensive, transparent and trusted resource of whisky bottles and allows and stimulates its members to contribute information about whisky bottles to the platform (“Service”). Prior to sitting down with their global brand ambassador to taste through the range, the whiskey I loved most from the Powers Irish whiskey range is the Powers John’s Lane release, so easy drinking and just a proper drop of whiskey that probably does not get as much attention as it deserves. But was that the case when I went through them all as a family? Read on GreatDrammers, read on.

Powers John's Lane Irish Whiskey tries to make us have a glimpse of its gorgeous history at John's Lane Distillery and the single pot still whiskey they used to make there. The distillery was closed in 1976 but now, the whiskey is recreated at the new Midleton Distillery for us to savor. Powers John's Lane has always been one of the gorgeous bottles for Powers fans. About The Whiskey Powers Irish Rye, 43.2%, triple distilled in a column still, non age statement, matured in a selection of American oak virgin casks and ex-bourbon casks, with the rye sourced from County Wexford [13] Nose: Rich! Dense honey, dried apricots, nutmeg, brown sugar. Decadent and full. Only a very light touch of the single pot still signature oiliness, which usually smells to me like soot and engine grease (but in a good way?). A rest in the glass develops the hearty coconut note that I find in Redbreast 12. In addition to Powers Gold label, a 12-year-old premium blend, and several single pot still whiskeys have been released under the Powers banner in recent years:

For all of that, John’s Lane is an absolute top 10 whisk(e)y of all categories for standard expressions. It’s glorious. Despite the “Powers” name, this release bears little resemblance to the bottom-shelf Powers blend, which is a typical Irish blended whiskey containing both pot-still whiskey and cheap grain whiskey. The John’s Lane bottling is 100% single (formerly “pure”) pot still Irish whiskey. It has as much relation to blended Powers as Aberfeldy single malt has to Dewar’s, or Mortlach to Johnnie Walker. As the distillery grew, so too did the stature of the family. In 1841, John Power, grandson of the founder was awarded a baronetcy, a hereditary title. [6] In 1855, his son Sir James Power, laid the foundation stone for the O'Connell Monument, [3] and in 1859 became High Sheriff of Dublin. [7] a b c d e f g "Our History". powerswhiskey.ie. Powers Whiskey . Retrieved 11 January 2017. [ permanent dead link] Sweet whiskey spice and vanilla move easily across the palate with malt, honey, leather and candied dark fruit coming through. That sweet malty pure pot still character is just astounding here.

Whisky reviews for Powers 12-year-old

The Powers, Redbreast, and Spots all come from the same mash bill at Midleton. The differences come primarily in 3 ways.

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