About Powers Signature Release Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
In 1791, John Powers founded the Powers Distillery on John’s Lane, 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'.
Following the formation of the Irish Distillers Group in 1966, which consisted of the distilling enterprises of Powers, Jameson and Cork Distilleries Company, a decision was made to move all distillation operations to one central site in the town of Midleton, Co. Cork. Thus, in 1976, the Powers' John's Lane Distillery was closed.
Crafted at the Midleton Distillery, Powers Single Pot Still Signature Release Irish Whiskey 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 copper pot stills in traditional Irish fashion. Following distillation, the whiskey is aged in a combination of American oak and Oloroso Sherry barrels before being carefully blended together. After its beautyrest, the whiskey is bottled at 92 proof.
Powers Signature Release Irish Whiskey has a crisp herbal aroma of nutmeg, fig and black peppercorn. The palate reveals notes of vanilla, black licorice, cinnamon and melon, and leads to a long finish complete with honey and baking spices.
Powers Single Pot Still Signature Release Irish Whiskey won a Gold Medal at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
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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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