Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey
- Irish Whiskey
- Ireland, 700ml
A true Irish classic. "A belter of a nose. It is easy to spot the signature pot still cereal coming from the unmalted barley. Theres honey and spice and all things nice. Ravishing. A carnival of taste sensations grip the tongue..long and lingering." Peter Mulryan
- Distillery: Midleton Distillery
- Type: Irish Whiskey - triple distilled
- Region: Cork, Ireland
- Alcohol: 43.2%
- Volume: 700ml
- Goes with: Neat or over ice
The best-selling whiskey in the Republic of Ireland, Power's Gold Label has a spicy potstill character and is aged between 5 and 6 years in Bourbon casks. This was relaunched in 2013 with a new-recipe and at a higher strength of 43.2%.
One of the most famous names in Irish whiskey since James Power founded John's Lane distillery in Dublin back in 1791, through to the establishment of Irish Distillers in the late 1960s. Since the 1970s, it has been produced at the excellent Midleton Distillery. The Powers range includes blended Irish whiskey (their Gold label) and rich single pot still Irish whiskeys such as the tremendous John's Lane Release, so called as it represents a return to the full-flavoured traditional Dublin style.
Midleton Distillery is the home of Jameson Irish whiskey as well as Redbreast, Powers and the Spot whiskeys, but they also release premium single pot still Irish whiskeys under their own label. The buildings of the Midleton distillery began life rather abstemiously; used as a wool mill in the very late eighteenth century. Leased by Marcus Lynch, the buildings were sold to the government, who subsequently sold them to the Archbishop of Cashel in 1823 for the sum of £1,750. The Archbishop died later that year and the buildings were inherited by Lord Midleton. It was the three brothers Murphy who converted the mill into a distillery in 1825. They had acquired the buildings for £4,000. Stills were installed, including the world’s largest still with a capacity of 31,618 gallons. The distillery produced a range of brands and in 1966 the company joined John Powers and John Jameson to form the Irish Distillers Group and a new distillery was built at Midleton to produce all of their brands. This new distillery now has a capacity of 60m litres, following a large expansion project in 2013.
- 96/100 Points - 2020 Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
- 90/100 Points - 2019 Jonny McCormaick, Whisky Advocate
- Gold - 2018 Irish Whiskey Awards - Best Irish Blended Whiskey
- Bronze - 2010 International Spirits Challenge
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