Powers Gold Label
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I love this whiskey. Amazing value.
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Interesting fact… Powers Gold Label whiskey spells its name whiskey as it originates in Ireland. Had it been produced in Scotland its name would be Powers Gold Label whisky, instead of whiskey.
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Powers Gold Label
This blend was introduced in 1791 by John Power & Sons, originally a pure pot still whiskey, now a popular blend of pot still and grain whiskeys.
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The nose is gentle and light with notes of caramel and cereal sweetness, a little honey and a touch of malt. The palate is soft and sublimely silken. There are notes of honey, cedar, malt and cereal grains. The finish is of medium-length with honey and juicy cereals.
A step up from Bells and Grouse.... but not a fequenter for me.
Mmm thats nice...
I just found a bottle in my local store for less than 18£. I think this is just as silky as Redbreast 12 but with less flavor. Its kind and gentle and wont rip your head off like the Green Spot. But its also clear and crisp with one of the softest mouthfeels ive ever tried. Irish beauty in a bottle. CM
30th August 2014
... But this one fails to impress me in any department.
Nothing is wrong about it, but tere is no wow! anywhere either.
Average, no more, no less.
21st March 2014
great neat and with cold water. .Can buy st Jamesons site for £28
13th December 2013
Yeah, a lot better than Bells etc, but I'd only plump for this if there was nothing better on the pub shelf. Jason Breen
1st November 2013
This is lika an old friend, solid, reliable and consistent. To me this one sits right in the middle flavour-wise of all the irish whiskies, single malts included! It has spice, some citrus but also deep unsweet honey as well as the darker, heavier oaky and tobaccoish tones...in a nutshell: something for everyone. The balance, of course has to be good, and I feel Powers delivers, time after time.
21st August 2013
NOT complex, but who cares? It's delicious. Tastes like the smell of a sweet cedar wood. Like a cigar box that had sweet tobacco in it. Very light and sweet in flavor while managing to have some heaviness in the body, and at least in my mind a heavy mouth feel.
This is in the class of Bushmills and Jameson, and is far superior to both, while being cheaper than Jameson.
9th April 2013
see above ^
11th February 2013
Of the entry level Irish Whiskeys, this is definitely at the top.
There is really no "bad" Irish whiskey. It is all sweet and pleasant, but compared to Jameson/Tullamore/Bushmills, Powers has more depth, body, and finish.
11th February 2013
Powers is the best whiskey for Irish Hot whiskeys, a double measure is a must, then insert the cloves into the Lemon [about 6] add a spoon of sugar, add the boiling water[ensure a metal spoon is in the glass before pouring the water in]....Lovely
11th October 2012
Seriously. This is such an excellent blend. All the malt cereal sweetness you could want and with a solid dose of Irish pot still to chew on again and again, never getting old. I really hope 'discontinued' isn't as permanent as it sounds -- it's not like this is a limited release, is it?
3rd October 2012
I put this forth in a blind tasting in a room of 40 people of mixed Whisky experience - 39 out of 40 were incredulous that it wasn't an exception Speyside Malt - the remaining 1 couldn't believe I was serving aviation fuel! It's all about personal taste and I think this is a damn glorious Whiskey which stands tall against far more expensive Blends and Malts. I enjoy a Jameson - but it doesn't stand up against the warm,buttery notes of Powers. Try it and see what you think!