Dublin Event: Power to the People

  • 29 Mar 2012
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • Brooks Hotel, Drury Street, Dublin 2
  • 40

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John Power founded his distillery in John's Lane near the Western Gate of Dublin City in 1791. Our society president, Leo Phelan, will take us back in history (though not as far back as 1791) to explore how the taste of Powers has developed over the last half-century.

Note: At the end of the night we vote for our favourite whiskey. Number of votes and placing are included in the tables below.

1. Powers Gold Label (current release)

ABV 40% Age NAS
Type Blend Finish -
Distillery Midleton Region Ireland
Distilled
Bottled 2012
Votes
Place
Notes
  • Probably 5-8 years old


2. Powers Irish (1980s)

ABV 40% Age NAS
Type Blend Finish -
Distillery Midleton (probably) Region Ireland
Distilled
Bottled
Votes
Place
Notes
  • 5 to 7+ years old
  • Export label on this particular bottle


3. John Power & Son Gold Label (1960s)


ABV 43% Age NAS
Type Blend Finish -
Distillery John's Lane Region Ireland
Distilled 1950s/1960s Bottled Mid-1960s
Votes
Place
Notes
  • Likely the first blend of Powers Gold Label produced by the old John's Lane distillery.


4. Powers 12yo Special Reserve (current)


ABV 40% Age 12
Type Blend Finish -
Distillery Midleton Region Ireland
Distilled 2000 Bottled 2012
Votes
Place
Notes
  • Introduced in 1999 for the Millennium and retained due to success.
  • Stronger sherry influence.


5. Powers John's Lane Release


ABV 46% Age 12
Type Single pot still Finish -
Distillery Midleton Region Ireland
Distilled 1998 Bottled 2011
Votes
Place
Notes
  • Introduced in May 2011 for Midleton relaunch of SPS style.


6. John Power & Son


ABV 40% Age NAS
Type Pure pot still (ie single pot still) Finish -
Distillery John's Lane Region Ireland
Distilled 1950s Bottled 1960s
Votes
Place
Notes
  • Probably 7+ years old.
  • One of the last Pure Pot Still releases from the old John's Lane distillery before PPS bottlings were phased out in 1968.

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