About Powers John Lane 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
In 1791, John Powers founded the John’s Lane Distillery, which at the time was located on the outskirts of a growing Dublin City. The distillery used for its motive-power the first steam engine erected in Ireland — the engine was constructed for the sole purpose of producing pot still whiskey.
John Power & Son was the first Irish distiller to bottle its own whiskey, adopting a gold label exclusively for Powers bottled at John's Lane. The gold label guaranteed the higher quality and distinguished it from the white label Powers which was bottled by independent whiskey bonders. Hence it became customary when in a public house, to call for a "gold label."
Power's unique distillation process uses only the heart of the distillate, delivering a richly complex, and layered flavor profile that has been a standard of Irish Whiskey since 1791. Crafted at the Midleton Distillery, Powers Irish Whiskey 12 Year John's Lane Release is named after the original Powers Distillery, which was situated on John's Lane in Dublin. The whiskey is made exclusively from malted and unmalted barley, which is triple distilled through pot-stills in traditional Irish fashion. Following distillation, a portion of the whiskey is matured in 2nd and 3rd fill American oak casks, while the remainder is aged in casks that were previously used to mature Oloroso sherry. After a minimum of twelve-year beautyrest, the whiskey is bottled 92 proof.
Powers Irish Whiskey 12 Year John's Lane Release has an earthy aroma that gives way to notes of leather, charred wood, dark chocolate and dried apricots, vanilla and honey on the palate. The finish is sweet and bold, with touches of honey and toasted oak. The whiskey was named the Irish Whiskey of the Year in 2012 by Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
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About Irish Whiskey
Contrary to popular belief that Scots invented whisk(e)y, Irish whiskey was mentioned almost a century before its Scottish brother.
Its origin comes from the perfume distilling monks who decided to tweak the recipe a bit, creating Irish whiskey.
Irish whiskey doesn’t have a lot of rules and regulations to be considered “pure” and can be made with various grains and processes, as long as it is aged for at least three years in wooden casks and has a max ABV of 94.8%.
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