Lathery, knife-and-fork necessitating, leathery Johns Lane. It’s been a modern Irish classic and a society staple virtually since the day of its release. But that same earthy tobacco and almond bristle that sent new flavour shockwaves through Irish distilling in 2011 was once the dominant style of pre-blended Dublin, when names like John Power & Son were inseparably tied to darker tones of old Irish oils and densely textured distillate-driven pot still tipples. When the old Johns Lane distillery closed down and the new blended Powers took centre stage, it may have looked like those oily polishes were just one more artifact of a distant, different, Dublin and a slowly fading age. Today, however, those same flavour phantoms are beginning to look slightly more like forerunners of Ireland’s new vanguard of flavour-forward oils and spices, with several new heavyweights all joining the fight under the John Power flag. From specialty bottlings to an expanding range of core expressions, it’s clear that the brand is once again a Power to be reckoned with. Join international brand ambassador Gerard Garland and our own Powers-full regular Willie Murphy for a nightlong ode to Powers past and present as we toast the very promising future of this venerable old brand and the classic full-bodied flavours it continues to champion.
Rachel has gone above & beyond and organised a Distillers Press guided tour to commence at 6.30pm sharp so those of you who are there early may avail of this offer free of charge.
An added bonus for this tasting is that those attending this event will have the opportunity to sample our next bottling celebrating the 2016 anniversary.
Powers Gold Label blend from John's Lane distillery 40%
Current Powers Gold Label blend 40%
Powers 3 Swallows 40%
Powers Signature Release 46%
Powers Johns Lane 12 46%
Powers Celtic Whiskey Shop 16 Single Cask 46%
Powers Aviators 75th anniversary single cask 46%
Irish Whiskey Society Marrowbone Lane 1916 (new) 54%