Powers whiskey production dates back to 1791 when James Power, a Dublin Innkeeper decided to start his own distillery. Today Powers Gold Label is produced at Midleton Distillery but the Powers John’s Lane is named after the original distillery in which Powers Whiskey was created. Single pot still whiskey matured for at least 12 years in primarily in American oak casks.
Appearance: Deep gold.
Nose: Cocoa beans, charred oak and tobacco.
Taste: Cinnamon and vanilla followed by honeyed apricots.
Finish: Lingering honey sweetness on toasted oak.
Overall: A matured, distinctive honey spiced whiskey.
Who would have thought time travel would be so affordable. If you want to have a glimpse into Dublin’s whiskey origins grab yourself a bottle of the Powers John’s Lane.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of the Powers John’s Lane, you could also try Redbreast 12, Teeling Single Malt or Paddy Irish.
Irish whiskey was once the most popular spirit in the world and has been massively on the rise in popularity in recent years. Ireland and Scotland both lay claim to being whisky’s original creator but it’s likely both nations developed a similar product at around the same time. The knowledge of distillation is commonly thought to have been brought to Ireland (and Scotland) by monks returning from the Mediterranean and the Middle East in around 1000AD.
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
Midleton is widely acknowledged as Irish whiskey’s spiritual home. In 1966, John Jameson, Powers, and the Cork Distillery Company formed Irish Distillers and in a bid to make sure their future was tenable, closed all their existing distilleries and merged into one site in Middleton, Cork. This was the only site big enough for expansion. Middleton is now one of the largest and most modern distilleries in the world boasting three 75,000 litre pot stills.
Water, Yeast, Malted Barley, Unmalted Barley.