Best Irish Whiskey in 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
A single pot still incarnation of Powers whisky, named for the now-defunct old Powers distillery. Combination of bourbon and oloroso-sherry-cask-matured spirit.
Powers John’s Lane and Redbreast are almost the same whiskey. Both are triple-distilled in copper pot stills by Midleton from a recipe of both malted and unmalted barley and both aged for 12 years in ex-bourbon and sherry casks, although Redbreast uses a far higher percentage of sherry. John’s Lane boasts a lack of chill filtration and a slightly higher bottling proof, but also a substantially higher price tag.
Grassy with dry molasses cookie (gingerbread) and tart green apple skin. Cherry Kool-Aid sherry cask. Oats and dried strawberry with a bit of caramel syrup and sharp alcohol in the short finish. A bit flat but the sherry cask adds some depth and dimension to this.