Powers Signature Release Irish Whiskey is a single pot still Irish Whiskey, and some think it is better then Powers John’s Lane (which costs $20-$30 more). It is aged in bourbon and sherry casks, as well as uses malted and unmalted barley; giving a range of flavors that appeal to those who like a truly flavorful pour. It is often compared to Redbreast 12 (though I would present that it is actually a more complex pour than RB12), so that should tell you something.
You can read more about this whisky on its maker’s site: powerswhiskey.com.
AGE: No age statement on bottle.
SERVED: Neat / Glencairn Glass
NOSE: Crisp green apples mix with sweet vanilla, honey and ripe pears and a touch of melons jump in, and there is pepper and spices to round it all out. There is even a very slight floral note peeking in now and again.
PALATE: Vanilla, honey, and toffee lead the way into green apples and orchard fruits, berries, and then a burst of spice followed by just a hint of oak and a tease of coffee.
FINISH: Long finish, with good warmth. Honey and toffee are followed by orchard fruits and then a mix of spice and coffee with a whisper of oak.
OVERVIEW: This is one great pour. The fact that it is often put up against whiskies up to $30 more tells you what you need to know. Want the great pour but not the expense? Get some Powers Signature Release. This is a whiskey that speaks louder than its price and that I would be proud to serve at any time, to anyone. If you like Redbreast 12, but want an even more complex pour with a bit more bite and spice, this is your whiskey. It truly is a wonderful Irish Whiskey to say the least. Go get some!