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Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
15
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
Mid 1960's
Stated Age
07 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Three Swallow
Added on
05 Apr 2016 10:55 am by MaltMartin

Average value

€ 410.00

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Whisky Reviews for John Power & Son 07-year-old Dublin Whiskey

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The nose shows a lovely complexity, and the palate is nothing to sneeze at either. Even with my limited knowledge on this subject, I dare say this is a single pot still whiskey. And if not, than the grain whiskey with which it was blended certainly left plenty of room for that old pure pot still style.
    • Nose
      It certainly shares characteristics with other old pot still whiskey. Somewhat sweet, with coconut chocolates, mandarines, apricot marmelade, candied bananas. But also varnish and wood glue, with a hint of aniseed and cinnamon as well. It noses lovely.
    • Taste
      Sweet brown sugar, toffee and also cloves and black pepper. Followed by wheat bread, but also faint cough syrup, diesel and menthol cigarettes.
    • Finish
      Very long with lots of menthol. Finally reverting to sweeter notes, like stewed apples and pears.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2017]  Certainly a lot of bottle maturation with this one as it slept for
    more than 50 years in the bottle.  But
    bottle maturation is a two-edged affair:  It improves good spirit
    slowly, but significantly to the better as can be seen with this
    unbelievable luscious Laphroaig https://www.whiskeybase.com/whiskey/10733/laphroaig-1970-sa
    (some say the best Laphroaig ever).  On the other side it intensifies
    the flaws and imbalances of a bad spirit too, making it even more worst
    with the decades.  So what did bottle maturation to this dram?  The nose is very shy, I did expect much more after all these years.  No old bottle flavour at all, after some time in the glass maybe a hint of it.  The initial mouthfeel is okay but neither fat nor oily.  It feels like a thin spirit, quite unimpressive.  The body is better - sweet with some fruity aromas.  But all in all very shy again.  The finish is of medium length and shows some wooden notes (I missed these completely in the nose and on the palate, maybe that is why it feels thin...).  In the very end it gets a little adstringent.

    It is okay to drink, but I will not go for a second dram in my life...
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This Gold Label expression of John Power has an age statement of 7 years old. This might be one of the first versions where pot still and  grain whiskey are mixed. Bottled in the mid 1960's at the (since 1974 defunct) John's Lane Distillery in Dublin.
    • Nose
      Dried apricots and figs. Hints of tangerines and orange zest. Old cigar boxes and shoe polish at the background. Waxed furniture. Powerful aroma's of cloves and white pepper.
    • Taste
      Quite creamy mouthfeel. Maltiness intermingled with apricots and grapefruit. Cinnamon. The John's Lane's pot still characteristics of heavy oiliness and robust spiciness are clearly present.
    • Finish
      Long. A little ginger. Liquorice. Bold and heavy but well balanced. 

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Starts very good on the nose but really a bit weak in the finish
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fruity, pear, apple, banana, jam, some cooked fruits, orange, kumquat, hints of coconut power and plasticine - really not bad
    • Taste
      85 85
      Little punchy, little sweetness, little citric, little fruitiness
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium short

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Some nice fruitiness, orchard fruits stone fruits quite complex

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    These John Power bottles are good value at auction, very creamy, just easy drinking pleasure to be honest.

    I have tried a few of these but try to get the ones with `Dublin` on the label, the earlier ones are better in my view.
    • Nose
      Quite restrained, a little pear. toffee, orange,
    • Taste
      Its toffee and vanilla cream mixed in with a little blackcurrant Jam but the jam is feint, Warm biscuit fresh out the oven.

      After a while there is some caffe latte in the mix and the creaminess grows.
    • Finish
      Medium length, creamy & some fruits coming through, perhaps fig????

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