Powers Signature Release

Overall rating
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Irish Whiskey
Bourbon Barrels & Oloroso Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Jul 2015 10:44 am by RoyC

Average value

€ 49.26

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32 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Powers Signature Release

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.50 points

  1. Natman scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    I am a relative beginner to the world of whiskey. I have tried enough to tell that there is a spectrum from incredibly delicious to toxic waste. I tend to prefer scotch for serious enjoyment, irish can be very tasty but I always felt lighter and less complex... Until now! Where Black Bush has been the most pleasing Irish whiskey I've tried by far, this Powers Signature Release brazenly invades the stronghold long held in my mind by the Scots. Layers of goodness blossom forth, an "explosion" of flavour as another reviewer said. All the notes I associate with scotch are there with the exception of peat/smoke. You got vanilla, caramel, nuts, spice, toasted grains. It even has some of the fruity 'zing' I love about Black Bush (green apple?). It has body, a long finish and no unpleasant overtones despite the 46% alcohol. I am thrilled to have found this lovely bottle and it may dethrone Black Bush as my favourite Irish. Is it the best thing I have ever tasted? No but it is excellent and I will be buying this one regularly for $58 Canadian. Highly recommend
    • Nose
      85 85
      Attractive sweetness, fresh
    • Taste
      91 91
      Deeply delicious, 3-dimensional, light with fresh fruit (a bit citrusy, pear) , honey, vanilla, caramel but not overly sweet, some sawdust/oak, light floral.
    • Finish
      90 90
      This is where the spice comes out but not aggressive: cinnamon, baked goods

  2. OniSan scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. BeatF scored this whisky 82 points Moderator

    The whole thing reminds me of a completely antiquated bottling of Bushmill's, which I could inherit from the bar of a unfortunately deceased neighbor. The loss of points stems from the departure, but the whole is a very tolerable everyday drop.
    • Nose
      floral, fruity, honey, vanilla, herbs; pretty dominant for me: strawberries!
    • Taste
      herb enriched punch
    • Finish
      and now the strawberries are even clearer, cinnamon is added. The finish altogether scratchy.

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    On the nose, fruits and hazelnuts. Pleasant texture, moderately spicy. Pretty greedy in the mouth.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

  5. zinaf scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I guess with age things improve quite a bit. I will stick with the 12yo John's Lane :)
    • Nose
      softer than the 12yo, a bit shy at first. Then develops onto the typical potstill notes, a bit of saw dust, fruit sweetness. vanilla is prominent.
    • Taste
      Much thinner than 12yo, more spices - pepper, nutmeg, clove; still very enjoyable but more monodimensional.
      W: again became more thick and oily. improves a lot. some citrus, and other fruits.
    • Finish
      on the short side

  6. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Oh yes, even without age a nice pot still.
    He is younger than John's Lane, as shown by the fresher and lighter nose and the absence of leather and tobacco notes.
    The red berries and the mild spices harmonize very well, the finish is a round thing. All in all, a worthwhile single pot still.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The scent of red berry berries: currants, raspberries, strawberries. Vanilla and young oak.
      Mild spices, especially nutmeg and black pepper.
      The tobacco and leather notes of John's Lane are missing here.
      The nose is fresh and the emphasis is on the fruit, not on the spices.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Full on, creamy texture.
      The character stays fresh and easy for a single pot still. Overlaid by the vanilla at first, it will show a nice note of honey over time - as if the lid of a honey pot is being opened.
      The spices come through, but are not as in the foreground as John's Lane, but form the topping of the bright fruits, vanilla, hazelnuts and almonds.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The rather long finish is vanilla and oak. Nutmeg and cinnamon spice the tongue tip.

  8. wisekycourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    fruity, honey, vanilla, fruity on candied fruit, a little grassy too, and sweet spices.
    herbs again, mixed and slightly candied fruit, sweet caramel, it is ultimately very sweet and lively, magnified by the spices. The Irish side stands out with a sweet, mellow flavor and mixed fruit, like in syrup with caramel inside.
    cinnamon, caramel, fine woody return, slightly dry.
    Final a little short, but which is drunk well in choke despite its 46 °.


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