Re: Powers Gold Label opinions?
I agree on the point that comparing Powers and JJS 12yr old is like comparing apples and oranges. Both however are matured in a combination of both Sherry and Bourbon casks. However, Jameson 12 is about 2/3rds Sherry to 1/3 Bourbon. Powers is the opposite, about 1/4 to a 1/3 Sherry.
Both are triple distilled of course so you get that distinctive smoothness.
And of course the JJS is 12yrs old so it is far more mature and overall a more rich and velvety experience.
Then again, there's this ppowerful classic Irish whsikey taste in the Powers that I'm drawn to time and time again. According to the chaps at the distillery it comes with a significantly superior Pure Pot Still component to that which is in Jameson although they as always, refuse to specify the exact ratios. Rumour has it that Powers has about 60% Pure Pot Still. Does anyone out there have a better idea?
There is a Powers 12 year old which I've never seen outside of Ireland. But it is fantastic, however, I find it hard to 'place' it. It's like an old friend whose name I've forgotten. It's a strange one. But then again I've only had it a couple of times. Maybe we need to get together and catch up on old times!