Powers John's Lane
Added on Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 05:26 AM
  Bottler: OB (Irish Distillers)
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Irish
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Blend
  ABV: 46.00 % Region:
  Price: $65 Availability: Better Stores
Best Irish Whiskey in 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
 
A single pot still incarnation of Powers whisky, named for the now-defunct old Powers distillery. Combination of bourbon and oloroso-sherry-cask-matured spirit.
  
Powers John’s Lane and Redbreast are almost the same whiskey. Both are triple-distilled in copper pot stills by Midleton from a recipe of both malted and unmalted barley and both aged for 12 years in ex-bourbon and sherry casks, although Redbreast uses a far higher percentage of sherry. John’s Lane boasts a lack of chill filtration and a slightly higher bottling proof, but also a substantially higher price tag.
Member Ratings and Notes
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Grassy with dry molasses cookie (gingerbread) and tart green apple skin. Cherry Kool-Aid sherry cask. Oats and dried strawberry with a bit of caramel syrup and sharp alcohol in the short finish. A bit flat but the sherry cask adds some depth and dimension to this. 

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