Powers 12 Years Old John's Lane Release 70cl 46°
12 Year-Old Powers John's Lane Release has been elaborated in Midleton distillery, located 30 minutes away from Cork. Made from equal parts of malted and non malted barley, then triple-distilled in copper stills, this Irish Whiskey revives the "Pure Pot Still Whiskey" tradition.
Its name pays a tribute to the original Powers distillery, John's Lane, renowned for its "Pot Still Whiskey" quite famous in Ireland. In 1975, John's Lane distillery closed its doors and the whiskey production moved to Midleton distillery. The ageing process was nevertheless maintained and new stills crafted to preserve and increase the depth of Powers' and other Irish whiskeys' inner flavours.
12 Year-Old Powers John's Lane Release celebrates the traditional origins of Powers whiskeys and reveals the secrets of their fame. This Single Pot Still release develops deep and beautiful flavours. It has been matured twelve years in first-fill American Bourbon barrels and finished in Oloroso Sherry casks.
|Net Weight||0.7 kg|
|Type||Single Pot Still|
|Maturation||Oloroso Sherry & Bourbon|
The history of Powers began in 1791, when James Power and his son John, decided to turn their old inn in Thomas Street in a distillery.
A few years later, his growing success leads James Powers to move the distillery to John’s Lane. James’ son, John Power, makes Powers thrive and set the brand’s philosophy: always supply the best Irish pot still premium whiskeys with a lot of character and flavor. The distillery is one of the first to sell whiskey in a bottle with the famous gold label which took over the world and enabled Powers to become a true empire. As a tribute to his great contribution to Dublin’s development, John Power was ennobled. A few years later, he becomes the mayor of Dublin.
In 1966, the whiskey manufacturing companies (John Power & Son, John Jameson & Son and the Cork Distillers Company, which owns the Midleton distillery) merge to form the Irish Distillers Ltd. The new directory closes down all operating distilleries and concentrates all the production in Midleton. A new distillery is built close to the old one, and the production starts in 1975.
The old distillery is converted into a museum and has quickly become one of the main touristic attractions around Cork. Midleton is one of the most modern distilleries in the world. Its production capacity reaches 19 million liters of alcohol a year, with 13 stills producing and blending all types of Irish whiskeys.