Powers John Lane 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey
Powers John’s Lane 12 Year Old is a triple distilled Irish Whiskey that celebrates the original John’s Lane Distillery in Dublin, Ireland. This whiskey is distilled and matured at the Midleton Distillery, which is as the name suggests, is located in Midleton, County Cork, Ireland. Powers John’s Lane is matured in a combination of bourbon and oloroso sherry casks for no less than 12 years.
A single pot still release of Powers whiskey. It’s matured in a combination of bourbon and oloroso sherry casks, and named after the distillery where it was first made, now sadly closed.
A single pot still incarnation of Powers whisky, named for the now-defunct old Powers distillery. This is a very classy whiskey made using a combination of bourbon and oloroso-sherry-cask-matured spirit.
John Power & Son was the first Irish distiller to bottle its own whiskey, adopting a gold label exclusively for Powers bottled at John’s Lane. The gold label guaranteed the higher quality and distinguished it from the white label Powers which was bottled by independent whiskey bonders. Hence it became customary when in a public house, to call for a “gold label.”
Power’s unique distillation process uses only the heart of the distillate, delivering a richly complex, and layered flavor profile that has been a standard of Irish Whiskey since 1791. Crafted at the Midleton Distillery, Powers Irish Whiskey 12 Year John’s Lane Release is named after the original Powers Distillery, which was situated on John’s Lane in Dublin. The whiskey is made exclusively from malted and unmalted barley, which is triple distilled through pot-stills in traditional Irish fashion.
Barley, copper, fresh oak, leather, and juicy fruit.
Very smooth with vanilla, dry spice, chocolate and coffee. There is dark fruit here too, raisins and blackcurrants.
More vanilla and drying copper notes.
A very well balanced whiskey with not a note out of place. Lovely.