Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey – Review

Powers Gold Label Irish WhiskeyPowers Gold Label Irish Whiskey

80 Proof

Price Point: $15 – $25 for 750 ML

Distiller: John Power & Son



Ireland has a lot of iconic brands that are known worldwide (I outline some of them in a previous post).  Powers Gold Label is one of those, and one that you may think is just another Irish whiskey not worth trying.  Even the packaging downplays the whiskey – the three birds on the label indicate that the drinker should not sip this whiskey, but rather finish the glass in “three swallows”.



The nose is distinctively Powers – a pot still characteristic comes through strongly.  It’s not necessarily smoky; maybe charcoal?

The taste is actually pretty flavorful (surprising for an Irish, right?).  Powers is a step above the average Irish.  It’s malty, dark and deep, and pretty interesting.

This stuff is the closest Irish to a Scotch in terms of finish – bravo Powers!


Rating & Recommendations

I enjoy this whiskey, probably more than I thought I would, which is why I rate it a solid 82 out of 100.

Powers Gold Label is one of the better Irish whiskeys, and hardly a whiskey to finish in “three swallows”.



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    • Will Powers on October 18, 2015 at 6:50 pm
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    I love single malt scotch typically, but this Powers gold label really suprised me. The aroma and the flavor is terrific. I would recommend it to any scotch drinker. It’s especially fun, because my name is on the label.

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