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Powers Gold Label

(70cl, 40%)

Powers Gold Label

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Powers Gold Label Bottling Note

Powers Gold Label is a classic Irish whiskey, introduced in 1791 by John Power & Son. Once a single pot still whiskey, it's long since been a blend of pot still and grain whiskeys. Powers have reintroduced single pot still Irish whiskey to their range, however, with their John's Lane Release.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Super sweet shortbread notes, with honeysuckle and tangerine peel.

Palate: Buttery shortbread, cereal, pears and a little milk chocolate.

Finish: Short and mouthwatering, the spices shine through in waves with honey lingering to the end.

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Powers Gold Label Reviews


Well I had a few powers in Ireland in the north I think it was over 17 year ago and it was so nice it was when my friend was married to a Irish girl over in balinar next to galway in iv been trying for years to get auther bottle off power s

29th November 2020

Powers is the best!

Having been an Irish Whiskey drinker for about 40 years this has to be my favourite. They're all good, but this is just that bit better than the rest, in my opinion, of course!

30th October 2020

Was truly outstanding, now middle of the road blah

One hundred percent agree with the review titled "Very Average". Until about 2011, Powers was my favorite whiskey from anywhere - enjoyed it more than even the high-priced Scotches, all the new and old bourbons, and Jameson, Bushmills and the rest. Yes, there was a bit of a bite -- I called it the sting of Catholic Hell -- but it was a real, straight-up whiskey. Then they changed the formula. Now sweeter, middle of the road, blah. Biggest disappointment. I hope someone wises up and considers returning to the outstanding whiskey it once was.

11th October 2020


So smooth had many a bottle 100% my favourite whiskey

25th September 2020

Possibly my favorite budget whiskey

Ah Power's Gold, now this is something I wasn't really familiar with until I went to Ireland earlier this year and now I buy as much of it as I can find.See in Irealnd they don't drink as much Jameson or Bushmills as you would expect and that is because of this fine whiskey. Can't think if another Irish whiskey that tastes this good for under $30 it really has that great,spicy, buttery, pot still flavor you get in a Redbreast 12 or Power's three swallow but at a fraction of the price. Yeah sure there's some grain whiskey in it but the pot still character is so dominant that you hardly notice. Plus it's 43% abv and non chill filtered which gives it a nice slightly oily mouthfeel.Liquid shortbread this stuff I"m tellin ya. Slainte! The Sugarbear

3rd September 2020

Exceptional value blend that punches above its weight

Powers Gold Label is one of the best Irish entry whiskies and non premium blends, it is also better then some entry single malts.
When you can find a liter bottle of this at 43.2% abv for around $20 you won't really find anything better then that.

It is an Irish triple distilled whisky and beside a high pot still content it also contains some grain whisky so it is very mild and refined in flavor compared to single malts. When you can appreciate the slight grain content in this blend then it is a very inoffensive, mild, simple and easy going dram with some nice creamy, malty, fruity, pot still and bourbon oak spices flavor influences.

This is a descent quality blend when bottled at 43.2% abv and non-chill filtered, I rate it 3 stars in terms of quality. But 4 stars for the good price performance ratio because this blend is underrated and punches well above its weight and gives some single malt whiskies a run for their money.

2nd June 2020

POWERS 43.2% @ $100 AU - NOT BAD

I for one am getting sick of this on-going bastardisation of weakening the core product from whatever, mainly 43% to 40%! How can you make a reasonable assessment when the product is different? By subtle adjustment, the label can have miniscule differences that appear the same. WE-ARE-NOT-STUPID!

31st May 2020

Good Solid Irish

This is a decent whiskey and great value
Not for special occasions, but a good, everyday whiskey

27th May 2020


After trying Paddy's, I had my expectations low, but the five to ten extra dollars proved well spent. Its a LOT like Jameson's, except perhaps more full bodied? A shame not more widely available, and the Powers John Lane is next on my list, definitely.

27th December 2019

Surprised- but not in a good way

I hear many good things about the Powers John Lane edition, but have a hard time finding that around me, so I tried Powers Gold. Gave a straight pour and let it sit for about 10 minutes before sipping. Maybe I got a bad batch because it wasn't at all what others here describe. Mine was relatively tasteless and lots of alcohol burn. It struck me as sort of an "it burns my throat so it must be good", which is not at all my type of whiskey. Really can't imagine enjoying this as a sipping whiskey. I will give it another try as I still have the bottle, but I am dubious.

18th October 2019

A Sweet Easy Whiskey

I have for many years drank all types of whisky and have been a member of the SMW Society in the past. I have owned part of a Springbank cask since 1997 and have drank most expensive and cheap whiskies there are . The John Powers Gold Blend is a very good light and sweet easy drinking whiskey and has a nice memory. Having lived and worked in Ireland for many years it remains a very popular drink throughout Ireland in most drinking and eating establishments. Buy it and Try it !!

14th August 2019

Lacks Flavor

Really did not have mich flavor at all. I suppose you could consider that smooth, but I really wouldn’t spend money on Gold Label again. It resembles the sort of flavor you get when your ice cubes melt and mix with the last little slash of whiskey you had left.

28th March 2019

Great for sipping, medicine and cocktails

i'm 5th generation Murphy in that we've only drunk Powers. It's smooth and richly aromatic, best value of all Irish whiskeys in the marketplace imho.

14th March 2019

Why such a price hike.

Hi I am originally from nth Ireland now resident in England. Last year before Christmas I purchased 6 bottles John powers at an off-licence £17 per bottle. I was recently in Wolverhampton and saw bottles of the same for £25.99 per bottle.

27th February 2019

Always my first choice - and I love a nip before bed!

Smooth and delicious - it also doesn't hurt that my Great Grandmother - who died when I was 12 - lived with us and her father was Michael Power. He came to America in the 1850's. Great Grandmother was born in 1866 in Winona, MN, and died in 1964 in CA.

27th February 2019

One of the best of its kind

I sell this one for about $35 for a liter. Usually I drink single malt scotches but the really nice dark color of this one drew me in. It is similar to Jameson Black Barrel but the body is fuller and a bit more complex. Really nice smooth finish, a touch of sweetness, a bit smoky, a bit sweet, and a bit earthy. Usually for me Irish whiskeys are not complex enough but this one came out well being aged in a bourbon barrel. The bottles I have are actually 86.4 proof not 80 proof. I had to grab the bottle and look when I saw this said it was 80 proof because I could just tell it was a bit higher. For a liter of whiskey under $40 you can't do much better.

24th August 2018

A Great Whiskey

This is truly a great whiskey. Full flavored, and just the right amount of time in the barrel for maturation. I love scotch whiskey, but I have to say this Irish whiskey is truly superlative. Give it a try.

28th November 2017

Really good.

A lovely smooth drink,great to swallow and digest I have three friends.who every night drink a large powers,one is 93,, and the third 90.They consider it to be their medicine,They all look good,
Tony Sadar

11th November 2017

great stuff

Of the spirits on the table the Gold Label went first and I am not telling anyone when I am buying the next bottle.Very smooth and an exceptional irish whiskey

1st October 2017

Power to the Powers.

One of the best sub £25 whiskeys u can buy.

If its from the Midleton distillery u cant go wrong.

Me thinks a trip to Cork is in order !

13th April 2017

Very Average...!

The old style bottle with the screw cap was a nicer whiskey. It had the old style Irish Pot Still flavour at the budget entry level price. The new bottle with the cork is a completely different whiskey. Still budget entry level price but unfortunately has a much less complex taste.

8th February 2017

No wonder the people of Ireland favor this one the most.

Great nose and lingering finish. It smells and tastes like Balvenie Caribbean 14 to me, but much easier on the wallet.

14th January 2017

mrs wimperis

powers gold label whiskey is the best whiskey in the world

11th December 2016

Ron Kirby

Having been a member of the Scotch Malt whisky Society and drank almost every Irish and Scottish brand plus owning a Springbank Cask . I can confirm that John Powers Gold is the Best Blended Whisky available .

17th October 2016

The best sipping Irish bar none

Gold label is the best is sipping/drinking whiskey per pound simple as. If you like a sipping whiskey, then Ireland produces the best blended although Black Bottle from over the sea is a mighty fine blend. Difficult to get hold outside of Ireland and often comes in 1L bottles when your there says it all for me. Why can't I get in the UK ? Because the Irish drink it all that's why.

31st August 2016

Great Value

Powers Gold Label is too good to miss at this price.

20th May 2016


My 2nd favorite entry level Irish Whiskey behind Kilbeggan, full of caramel and spice, great flavor, great value for the price

26th June 2015

Pound for pound

The best Irish blend out there for the price.

8th May 2015

Best Mid-Priced Irish Whiskey IMHO

I've spent the last year trying top to bottom shelf Irish whiskeys and scotches and this is by far the best mid-priced tasting one for the price. It has everything a good Irish whiskey should have... honey, caramel, toffee, cereal, spice and it's all together in a nice creamy smooth blend. I get it for $35/1L and you'd be hard pressed to find anything this good without spending at least another $10-$15/bottle. It's much more refined than similarly priced whiskeys like Jameson or Bushmills.

19th April 2015

Sadly under-rated!

Powers Gold Label has a bad reputation in Ireland of being only good for hot toddys and it's an unfair reputation, it's an amazing Irish potstill blend, nose has loads to toffee caramel think Cadburys caramel, some honey as well and the pot still gives it a creaminess and loads off toffee caramel honey taste and plenty of spice.

Incredible value for money!

1st March 2015


Irish people keep this in the drinks cabinet to give to visitors they don't like or put it in hot whiskey as you only use cheap whiskey in it.

25th December 2014

Great Whiskey!

This was the first whiskey I ever tried. My mother had some left over after using this in a Christmas cake that we made and I finished the rest of the bottle :) It's a little spicy, well rounded, so balanced and smooth that it's like sipping a fine, expensive coffee. I would recommend this to anyone! Even if you don't like whiskey, try this and you can't deny how easy sipping this is!

12th December 2014

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