Powers 12 Year Old John's Lane Release

Powers 12 Year Old John's Lane Release

(0.75l, 46%)


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An incredibly special release that’s won practically every Whiskey award going.

James Power was an innkeeper in Dublin. In 1791 he decided to take some of his profits and start his own distillery. Thus, John’s Lane Distillery at Thomas Street was born. The company grew and was very successful, so as soon as he was of age, his son John joined the family business, thus John Power and Son became the official name.

They innovated and expanded greatly on their way to becoming the most popular Whiskey in the world. In fact, POWERS was one of the first distilleries in the world — and the very first in Ireland — to start bottling their own Spirit in 1886. Up until then, Whiskey was sold by the cask. 

Powers John Lane is consistently described as one of the best Irish Whiskeys created. It typifies Irish Whiskey in a truly classic way. It is a celebration of the original "Pot Still Whiskey" that was produced at John's Lane Distillery. Tripple-distilled in copper pot stills, Powers John Lane is then matured a minimum of 12 years in second-fill and third-fill American oak casks, while a small portion (6%) of distillate is aged for a year in Oloroso Sherry butts. This Whiskey is all about balance in ways rarely seen in the category.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Pot Still Whiskey
  • Region
    Ireland
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    12 Year Old
  • Chill Filtered?
    No
  • Maturation
    Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks

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spicy
vanilla
earthy
dark chocolate
toffee
woody
leather
honey
oak
What does Powers 12 Year Old John's Lane Release taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is rich and earthy with notes of leather, tocacco, charred wood, toffee and dark chocolate.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
So smooth, lots of spice with hints of vanilla, dried apricot and honey.

Finish
The finish is sweet with lingering notes of honey and toasted oak.

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Ratings & Reviews
Brooke
Brooke,
Delish if you like a rich, smooth, sweeter whisky. This is the equivalent of the jammy Napa Zin in the wine world, but even better 'cause it's whisky! Slightly strong in alcohol, but the flavors are equally pronounced, so everything balances beautifully. The toffee and chocolate come through, along with some warm holiday spices (allspice, cinnamon, clove), oak and vanilla. Damn good drinking just neat.
 
Eamon
Eamon,
Favourite whisky right now. Loved the more mellow Irish whiskeys like Redbreast but once you try this it’s hard to go back. Probably to overpowering / spicy if your not use to whiskey but you broken your whiskey palate this is a must
 
Terry
Terry,
Loved it. Richer flavor than regular Powers
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Bit of a harsh alcohol bite that overpowers the little bit of fruit and sweet present. Spice is powerful as well. On ice it is much better! Smooth chocolate, oak and coffee come through with no harshness. Smooth and velvety!
 
Andrew
Andrew,
A model Irish whiskey- strong on vanilla, fruit and spice. The finish is long and smooth. I appreciated the complexity and depth in the finish
 
Ken
Ken,
Incredibly smooth Irish whiskey.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
This Irish whiskey noses very much like a Bourbon (which I like) with pleasant aromas of oak and warmth. When it hits the palate is where you notice the difference! John's Lane is brighter with notes of fresh fruit and spice that mellow out a bit in the finish but still maintains a little heat. It doesn't have that strong smoke that turns me off from many Irish or Scottish whiskeys, which is great. If I had to switch from Bourbon to an Irish whiskey, this would be a top choice!
 
Declan
Declan,
Decent but with quite a bit of heat on the palate. Plenty on the nose, Apple and coffee. Creamy palate but a touch too much heat for me.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Appearance: Color is amber, decent legs... Nose: Crisp clean apple, vanilla, mild malty notes. Very clean... Palate: Warm vanilla front, creamy in nature, followed quickly by a dark chocolate, almost coffee like note. Creep of some baking spice towards the end. Not what the nose tells you is coming, but also not at all disappointing... Mouthfeel: Thick and oily, coats the tongue... Finish: Drying, almost like drinking black coffee, while the dark chocolate lingers... Overall: A very different style of Single Pot Still than the usual suspects, but also so good because of it.
 
Bill
Bill,
Very smooth whiskey with a great finish. Goes down easy
 
Lars
Lars,
Smooth, warm but also strong. Hints of spice, maybe anise, or even licorice. I liked this one.
 
Theodore
Theodore,
I like my whisk(e)y to have a bit of a bite but I don't want it to kick me in the teeth. I consider this to be smooth and light but has enough kick to remind you it is there.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
I found it to be a very bourbon-esque Irish whiskey. This is not a complaint, it’s crosses the gap of the step styles very well, and has been a nice way for me to introduce Irish whiskey to my friends who haven’t come over to the dark side yet
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Excellent
 
Jaakko
Jaakko,
Colour light, not remarkable, doesn’t impress yet. Interesting nose, dates. Actually rather reminds me of Nikka From the Barrel. Bourbony taste, vanilla, sweet, woody in that sickly way. Not completely unpleasant but not for me. The afterglow is pretty long and pleasant though. Some very slight smoky wisps can be inagined being also in there somewhere. Spiral says coffee and dark chocolate so maybe it’s those. I can believe that. Ok, but doesn’t seem like anything special to me and what I get I personally don’t that much fancy.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Slight bite with lingering sting to the back of the throat. Oily spice with vanilla
 
Tyler
Tyler,
Stronger flavor that Three Swallows, still very enjoyable.
 
Richard
Richard,
Fantastic. Enough said.
 
John
John,
A bit of a continual burn. Doesn’t jog through many flavor notes but what is there I do like.
 
Douglas
Douglas,
Too spicy, let’s chili peppers next time
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Smooth, vanilla and fruit notes on the nose. I really enjoyed this one.
 
Robert
Robert,
Aroma of a fruit salad. Fruit with a hint of vanilla in the first taste. Adding water really smooths it out. Not bad but not worth the price. Second tasting- sweet and nice but not worth the money.
 
Martyn
Martyn,
A nice whiskey, fruity with a hint of vanilla and very smooth.
 
Samantha
Samantha,
Smooth and delicious tasting journey
 
Geoffrey
Geoffrey,
It has nice notes of coffee and chocolate that lead into spiciness which lingers for a bit before trailing off and in my mind the coffee returns for a final farewell.
 
Emily
Emily,
Pretty good, I enjoyed this one
 
Steve
Steve,
A strong offering overall. Nice kick and flavor to start and a long lasting flavor continuing. Not too strong though.
 
guest
guest,
Just a perfect whiskey.
 
Denise
Denise,
Loved the start more than the finish. The dark chocolate and spice notes hit me most distinctly. Not bad at all.
 
Robert
Robert,
Very good and balanced. One of my favourites
 
Jasson
Jasson,
A solid 9 from me! Love the immediate blast of vanilla and fruit, then spicy toward the end. Remarkably smooth, even with the higher ABV. This came in a taster box. I will certainly look for a full bottle.
 
Amanda
Amanda,
Quick with the fruity taste and smooth all the way down. Not much complexity to it, which doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Super easy to drink.
 
Lori
Lori,
Descent balance and complexity.
 
Lara
Lara,
Much ado about nothing. No finish. No nose.
 
Dan
Dan,
I don’t know much, but I know what I like, and I like this whiskey a lot. Very smooth and a very nice flavor.
 
C
C,
Smooth and Spicy
 
Cian
Cian,
Spicy & Smokey.
 
Richard
Richard,
Not a whole lot going on here. It's sweet but I'm not getting the floral or fruit. Not much different than a standard Irish. Not worth the extra cost.
 
Eddie
Eddie,
Very smooth, Nice finish. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to try Irish whiskey.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Good flavor.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Nice flavor to it.
 
Joe
Joe,
Mellow. Could sip on this all day.
 
Chris
Chris,
My favorite of the Irish tasters. Mello with flavor. Not too smokey
 
Michael
Michael,
Top shelf, amazing whiskey at this price point
 
Cory
Cory,
Very smooth just enough sweetness.
 
Roy
Roy,
Interesting flavor with a bit of bite
 
Owen
Owen,
Hmm coffee, spice
 
Richard
Richard,
Sweet, pleasant nose. Perfect proof, no water needed. One of my favorite Irish.
 
Dave
Dave,
Our favorite of the 3 in tasting box. It was comparable to the 4 roses.
 
George
George,
Sweet, very good
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Incredible! Vanilla honey and a baking spice with a finish that goes on and on and on . . .
 
Luke
Luke,
Nose: apples and honey, caramel Taste: honey sweetness with fruit, some vanilla, some oak and baking spices
 
Raoul
Raoul,
Smooth, the best of the three from the tasting box. Honey, vanilla and a bit of butter
 
arne
arne,
the spicy notes are pretty prominent, yet it’s a little too sweet. didn’t like the finish too much.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a very good, balanced, Irish Whiskey with a fresh birth; while a balanced life; leads to a dry & oily death.
 
Matt
Matt,
Smooth and warm. Quickly moving it's way up my list of favorites.
 
Greg
Greg,
Quite drinkable on its own. Flavor spiral is on target. Nice nose, smooth and sweet up front, with some pleasing heat going down. Price point seems a bit high. Enjoyable dram!
 
Scott
Scott,
Nice & smooth with a sweet flavor.
 
Ian
Ian,
Smooth with great depth of flavor.
 
Katherine
Katherine,
Sweet. Almost banana caramel. Very smooth.
 
Steven
Steven,
Sweet aroma and taste but astringent on the throat. Dry but smooth finish.
 
alexey
alexey,
Somewhat spicy and strong, but with pleasant vanilla aftertaste. Enjoyable
 
Kendall
Kendall,
Well balanced and inviting. My perfect match.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
I really enjoyed this one. A little less nose and finish as the Irishman, but incredibly smooth and had a lot of grain flavor. Nice easy drinker.
 
James
James,
Absolutely loved this Whiskey. Perfect balance. Very smooth.
 
Ivan
Ivan,
It was okay, nothing stood out for me, smooth, but not enough spice for my pallete.
 
Ross
Ross,
Nice fruit start, after taste isn’t for me. But fun and playful.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Real smooth with nice chocolate spicy flavor.
 
Catherine
Catherine,
Wasn’t fond of the after taste
 
Zack
Zack,
Perhaps it’s my pallet, but I just can’t taste any distinction in the flavors. I feel the spiciness which is a nice touch without overpowering, but nothing else quite comes through. Good taste and feel overall, just can’t make out the particulars.
 
Scott
Scott,
Another great option. I will be looking at buying this.
 
Michael
Michael,
Just what I want in an Irish whiskey. Smooth
 
Shant
Shant,
Balanced whisk(e)y with nice fruit and coffee. Not as smooth as we were expecting, but that didn't detract from the experience.
 
Jimmie
Jimmie,
My favorite whiskey. Spicy and sweet. I love this variety!
 
Dan
Dan,
The fruit overpowered it.
 
Martin
Martin,
Very pleasant when nosing. Vanilla at the beginning and then a hint of fruit. Short aftertaste. Smoother after the first taste. Enjoyed it. One that you would want to have a bottle on the shelf to change your other tastings up a bit.
 
Steven
Steven,
Smooth and delicious. Sweet fruit and toasted barley. Nice spice complexity. Gone in a flash.
 
Michael
Michael,
It's ok - I've had worse I've had better - in the Irish Whiskey world it doesn't really stand on its own.
 
Andraž
Andraž,
Nice
 
guest
guest,
Aroma: oak, wordiness, vanilla, dried fruits, chocolate (maybe) Taste: sweet, maltiness, spiciness Not getting a lot from it but for some reason I still like it - very smooth
 
Michael
Michael,
One of my favourites, really harks back to old school Irish Whiskey. Beautiful spicy notes, perfect with a cigar!
 
David
David,
I really enjoyed this bottle, great pour with a lot if different taste to enjoy.
 
Devlin
Devlin,
Jameson-lite
 
Maurice
Maurice,
I'm worried that I've just finished a bottle and I've only one left.
 
Peter
Peter,
Quite smooth indeed. Darker than I thought it would be. I'd definitely drink it again
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Was ok...but I would be ok with it on the rocks...
 
Lorenzo
Lorenzo,
Great Irish!! Sweet through and through, smooth finish with a little kick. Loved the chocolate notes!!
 
Peg
Peg,
Lovely flavor spiral. Full bodied yet light. Subtle flavors. Loved this one.
 
Eoin
Eoin,
Have bought several bottles, not typically Irish. Almost sweet like a rum...a super value Irish Whiskey!
 
Martyn
Martyn,
Great Irish Pure Pot/Single Pot still whiskey, will hopefully always have one at hand from now on.
 
John
John,
A smooth drink!
 
Corey
Corey,
Very pleasant. I tasted more of a dark chocolate at the start. Finished smooth. Very good dram
 
Virgil
Virgil,
Good stuff!
 
guest
guest,
Great!
 
Jason
Jason,
nice taste
 
Seth
Seth,
Amazing.
 
David
David,
Beautiful
 
guest
guest,
Nice and well balanced pot still character with lots of dried fruits, dark chocolate, honey and vanilla, oily and smooth.
 
Brendan
Brendan,
Best Irish whiskey
 
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