Overall rating
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Three Swallow Dublin Whiskey
Added on
13 Aug 2016 2:49 pm by MaltMartin

Average value

€ 465.00

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Whisky Reviews for John Power & Son Pot Still Whiskey

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.40 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The famous Irish pure pot still whiskey distilled by John Power & Son at John's Lane Distillery in Dublin. At the end of the 19th century one of the largest and most efficient distilleries in the world. For decades the most popular whiskey in the Irish home market (the brand of Jameson from competitor Bow Street just started in 1968). They introduced miniatures before larger bottles. These miniatures contained three swallows of whiskey. So the reference to the swallows doesn't have anything to do with the bird species. This bottle possibly dates back in the early 1960's.
    • Nose
      Lots of dried apricots and figs. Some fruity sweetness of tangerines and banana. Dustiness of old books and shoe polish. Old leather at the background. The pure pot still oiliness is clearly present. Later on some cut grass. Flowery notes as well.
    • Taste
      Classical robust John Powers palate with heavy and waxy mouthfeel. Very creamy. Many apricots and dates again. But also orange marmalade. Freshness of grapefruit. Vanilla as well. Cedar wood. Tobacco at the end.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Dry. A little pepper. Cinnamon. Liquorice. Perfectly balanced.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A full on old stile nose, heavy for an old Irish, more sherry than usual, with old wood shop smells, industrial with toffee/caramel notes.
    Again for an Irish the palate is a little more substantial and it has some chemical notes mixed in with the fruit & sherry.
    Overall its quite nice but you are always waiting for it to develop, alas it says put but nice anyway
    I like the old JP stuff
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    back on one of my Irish first, tasted directly in pub one night at the bar, waiting for "my Irish coffee", much to the bartender's chagrin !!
    there he shows me the bottle, and I taste:
    fat, velvety, malty, waxy almost, fruits on pears and oranges, a little spicy, vanilla caramel well in the mouth, the sensation of fat remains at the bottom of the glass, a simple moment, magic, it is drunk too well too, it becomes sweet on the palate, creamy, fruity, a little grassy, very tasty.

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  5. SFWC scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    We believe this is 1950's bottling. Unsure of the distillation date.

  6. St. Pauli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It was a real pleasure to drink. 
    • Nose
      Robust, with a husky, greasy, oily feel. Apart from this engine oil and barley, it's rather waxy (beeswax), even sweet (honey) and fruity (dried yellow/orange fruits). 
    • Taste
      Still very oily and waxy on the palate, with a great dose of dirty notes (oil, grease and the like). The fruit is not far away to add a friendly side to this dram.
    • Finish
      Long, oily, dirty (now also tobacco) and fruity. Doesn't get bitter. 


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