TheWhiskeyRecord team are unashamed lovers of this effort from Powers. It is fantastic Pot Still whiskey at a reasonable price, what is not to like! Powers are a big player on the Irish Whiskey scene and have been for a long time.
The Powers 3 Swallows is part of a trio of fantastic Pot Stills. We are big fans of the 12 year old John Lane Reserve and also the Signature Release Pot Still, a no age statement drawn from whiskies in the 7-9 year aged bracket.
The 3 Swallows is the cheapest and youngest of the trio. It is a revival of the old style of Powers once made at the old distillery off Thomas St in Dublin. This is a release which has been aged in ex-Bourbon barrels with a small amount of Oloroso Sherry casks. We prepared the tasting notes below having tasted from our Mout Yong Whiskey Glass.
Barley sugar sweets, honey, sweet spices, orange peel and toasty oak.
Bananas, toasty oak, juicy tropical fruits, barley sugar sweets, spices and raisins.
Not very long but smooth and fruity.