Based on 1186 votes, the average rating for Powers 12 Year Old John's Lane Release is 7.5/10.
Top reviews for Powers 12 Year Old John's Lane Release:
— 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.
— 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
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Member Reviews and Ratings of Powers 12 Year Old John's Lane Release
Had it in Ireland at the recommendation of a young bartender. I found it weak and watery.
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.
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
Loved it. Richer flavor than regular Powers
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!
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
Incredibly smooth Irish whiskey.
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!
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.
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.
Very smooth whiskey with a great finish. Goes down easy
Smooth, warm but also strong. Hints of spice, maybe anise, or even licorice. I liked this one.
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.
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
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.
Slight bite with lingering sting to the back of the throat. Oily spice with vanilla
Stronger flavor that Three Swallows, still very enjoyable.
Fantastic. Enough said.
A bit of a continual burn. Doesn’t jog through many flavor notes but what is there I do like.
Too spicy, let’s chili peppers next time
Smooth, vanilla and fruit notes on the nose. I really enjoyed this one.
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.
A nice whiskey, fruity with a hint of vanilla and very smooth.
Smooth and delicious tasting journey
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.
Pretty good, I enjoyed this one
A strong offering overall. Nice kick and flavor to start and a long lasting flavor continuing. Not too strong though.
Just a perfect whiskey.
Loved the start more than the finish. The dark chocolate and spice notes hit me most distinctly. Not bad at all.
Very good and balanced. One of my favourites
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.
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.
Descent balance and complexity.
Much ado about nothing. No finish. No nose.
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.
Smooth and Spicy
Spicy & Smokey.
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.
Very smooth, Nice finish. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to try Irish whiskey.
Nice flavor to it.
Mellow. Could sip on this all day.
My favorite of the Irish tasters. Mello with flavor. Not too smokey
Top shelf, amazing whiskey at this price point
Very smooth just enough sweetness.
Interesting flavor with a bit of bite
Hmm coffee, spice
Sweet, pleasant nose. Perfect proof, no water needed. One of my favorite Irish.
Our favorite of the 3 in tasting box. It was comparable to the 4 roses.
Sweet, very good
Incredible! Vanilla honey and a baking spice with a finish that goes on and on and on . . .
Nose: apples and honey, caramel
Taste: honey sweetness with fruit, some vanilla, some oak and baking spices
Smooth, the best of the three from the tasting box. Honey, vanilla and a bit of butter
the spicy notes are pretty prominent, yet it’s a little too sweet. didn’t like the finish too much.
It is a very good, balanced, Irish Whiskey with a fresh birth; while a balanced life; leads to a dry & oily death.
Smooth and warm. Quickly moving it's way up my list of favorites.
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!
Nice & smooth with a sweet flavor.
Smooth with great depth of flavor.
Sweet. Almost banana caramel. Very smooth.
Sweet aroma and taste but astringent on the throat. Dry but smooth finish.
Somewhat spicy and strong, but with pleasant vanilla aftertaste. Enjoyable
Well balanced and inviting. My perfect match.
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.
Absolutely loved this Whiskey. Perfect balance. Very smooth.
It was okay, nothing stood out for me, smooth, but not enough spice for my pallete.
Nice fruit start, after taste isn’t for me. But fun and playful.
Real smooth with nice chocolate spicy flavor.
Wasn’t fond of the after taste
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.
Another great option. I will be looking at buying this.
Just what I want in an Irish whiskey. Smooth
Balanced whisk(e)y with nice fruit and coffee. Not as smooth as we were expecting, but that didn't detract from the experience.
My favorite whiskey. Spicy and sweet. I love this variety!
The fruit overpowered it.
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.
Smooth and delicious. Sweet fruit and toasted barley. Nice spice complexity. Gone in a flash.
It's ok - I've had worse I've had better - in the Irish Whiskey world it doesn't really stand on its own.
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
One of my favourites, really harks back to old school Irish Whiskey. Beautiful spicy notes, perfect with a cigar!
I really enjoyed this bottle, great pour with a lot if different taste to enjoy.
I'm worried that I've just finished a bottle and I've only one left.
Quite smooth indeed. Darker than I thought it would be. I'd definitely drink it again
Was ok...but I would be ok with it on the rocks...
Great Irish!! Sweet through and through, smooth finish with a little kick. Loved the chocolate notes!!
Lovely flavor spiral. Full bodied yet light. Subtle flavors. Loved this one.
Have bought several bottles, not typically Irish. Almost sweet like a rum...a super value Irish Whiskey!
Great Irish Pure Pot/Single Pot still whiskey, will hopefully always have one at hand from now on.
A smooth drink!
Very pleasant. I tasted more of a dark chocolate at the start. Finished smooth. Very good dram
Nice and well balanced pot still character with lots of dried fruits, dark chocolate, honey and vanilla, oily and smooth.