Powers John’s Lane Single Pot Still
This multi-award winning Single Pot Still has been matured for at least 12 years in ex-Bourbon casks and some elements of sherry casks finishing. Non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV and priced around €65.
Omar Fitzell Notes
Some much going on. Leather, orange zest, honey and sherry sweetness all play a merry dance to be noted.
Fantastic mouth coating. Slight dry spice with dark chocolate, apricots and honey.
Long with the spice note increasing. Vanilla makes an appearance as does a faint blackcurrant Ribena note.
Hands down one of the best whiskeys on the market. The value for money and it’s consistent quality astounds me. It always has, and always will be, a permanent fixture in my cabinet.
Al Higgins notes
Harmonious and fruity with aromas of orange zest, toasted oak barrels, freshly mown grass, marshmallows, lemon sherbet and vanilla.
Mouth-filling and chewy with some welcome tannic touches. Initially the oak takes over revealing flavours of black pepper, buttered toast, vanilla and coconut then eventually the orange, mandarin, and confectionery notes come to the fore.
Classic pot still oiliness and spice with the oaky tannins lasting until the end. A robust and complex single pot still that outshines many more expensive whiskeys.
This remains my go-to whiskey in the Powers range. A classic.
Omar has been lurking in the background of the Irish Whiskey Industry since 2010 when he started his journey through tasting, enjoying and collecting whiskey. In January 2018 he launched the online blog “That’s Dram Good” which, in those few short months, has become one of the most popular whiskey blogs in Ireland.
Over 20 years of experience in drinks retail and a member of the team at the Celtic Whiskey Shop since 2003. Alastair is chief tester and taster at the shop and is also coordinator for the Irish Whiskey Awards. When he is not working he is either training for ultra-marathons, parenting or drumming with his band Le Galaxie.
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