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Powers 12-year-old

Overall rating
86.22/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB156259
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
John's Lane Release
Bottled
25.07.2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5011007001919
Added on
17 apr 2020 8:52 pm by 2ème Classe Neuneuil
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 82.91

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Whisky Reviews for Powers 12-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.22 points

  1. mydramofwhiskey scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Solid pot still whiskey! If you can get it at the price stated here, that's great value. This whiskey is mostly 14-16 yo first-fill bourbon cask whiskies and about 5% sherry cask. Triple distilled, not chill-filtered and bottled at 46% ABV.

    Nose: Fruity (pear), vanilla, figs. Some floral notes come up on the second and third nose
    Palate: A bit oily, nice burn, some tobacco and leather - a real old man's whiskey.
    Finish: Nice and long

  2. peej84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. molpet scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    Out of the 15 Irish whiskies I have had so far, this one was clearly the best and most interesting one. An instant buy!
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Joint86 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. praisethepasta scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    While not complex, it has a lot to offer in terms of flavour,and it does remind me of what you might call an ‘old school’ whiskey. That triple distilled pot still whiskey makes for a lovely creaminess, while the honey and the spices sort of glue everything together making this a well-balanced, rich yet easy accessible and very enjoyable whiskey.
    • Nose
      86 86
      On the nose there is honey, lots and lots of honey, accompanied by sweet spices, almost leading into sweet(pipe) tobacco. It has a creamy sensation, with a lot of vanilla, toast and breakfast cereals, apples and pears, and a lovely leathery –waxy- polish touch.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The palate comes in soft, yet busy, with a very creamy texture. The cereal notes are now more on the forefront, with the spices moving in right behind them, with a lot of vanilla and a sweet peppery / ginger like note – possibly some cinnamon as well. There is some young, sappy wood here and dried fruits with raisins and sultanas. Mid palate, the creaminess just evaporates into thin air, which is a bit of a pity as things just sort of stop developing.
    • Finish
      84 84
      medium long, warm and dry with again the sweet spices of vanilla and ginger. The cream lingers on and on and slowly yet surely evolves towards a cereal note that softly fades out.

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