Powers Gold Label
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Raided Score: 76 Publication: SpiritSurveyor Excerpt: Kind of surprised at how much I liked the taste of this one. The finish holds it back a little as the 40% just holds it back. But the triple distillation and barrel influence make it sweet and inoffensive. Read Full Review Raided Score: 81 Publication: whiskyfun Excerpt: There’s no need to try to nose these babies, I imagine. I really liked the palate. Read Full Review Raided Score: 90 Publication: Whisky Advocate Excerpt: Perfect harmony is reestablished as it fattens out with cinnamon toffee. Bold, robust, and triumphant: just add a Dublin pub weekend crowd and you’re all set. Read Full Review Raided Score: 85 Publication: Distiller Excerpt: A slight spice comes through at the beginning and also at the end. The finish is long and easy with some of that spiced honey coming through. Read Full Review Raided Score: 91 Publication: Drinkhacker Excerpt: The slight bump in alcohol works well at boosting the body just a smidge, adding just a bit more creaminess to an already well-balanced spirit. Read Full Review Raided Score: 82 Publication: Whiskey Raiders Excerpt: Honestly, just fine. Powers Gold Label isn't complex, or that flavorful, but what it does have is enjoyable enough and would make an especially fine cocktail. Read Full Review
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Distilled by Midleton distillery in Ireland, this release in the Powers portfolio occupies the modest middle shelf and is non-chill filtered - a surprising but welcome aspect of this bottling.
Apples, peaches, light dough notes. A bit sweet, a hint of caramel. Not too complex but it's light and delighting on the nose.
Thin on the palate. Caramel, raisin bread, apples and some cream. A little oak, not a ton. Not young or malty but it is on the lighter, sweeter side.
Short finish, a bit of pepper, honey, light apple and more dough.
Honestly, just fine. Powers Gold Label isn't complex, or that flavorful, but what it does have is enjoyable enough and would make an especially fine cocktail.
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