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Powers John Lane 12 Year Old Single Pot

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James Power was a coaching innkeeper of 109 Thomas Street Dublin; in 1791 he built a small distillery behind his hostelry. At the turn of the century his son John joined James in the business. Initially called James Powers & Son by 1809 they had become a limited company under the name of John Power and Son with the father remaining in charge. The business continued to grow successfully with relocation at some point before 1822 to John’s lane. The distillery at the time covered almost 7 acres north of Thomas Street to Usher’s Quay on the banks of the Liffey. The 1871 rebuilding in the classic Victorian style was one of Dublin's most impressive sights. The success the company enjoyed had it benefits for a family that within a generation had risen from innkeepers to members of Dublin's high society. John Power was knighted and became High Sheriff of Dublin. Such was his standing that it was he who laid the foundation stone for the O'Connell Monument. Powers remained a leading player in the Irish whiskey industry until 1966 when they merged with the only two remaining distillers in the Irish republic, Cork Distillers Company and their long time rivals John Jameson & Son. Together these three distilleries formed the Irish Distillers Group.

Very heavy on the nose initially, with all-spice, dark honey, dried apricots and damsons. The palate shows sweet cereal notes hit the palate first, followed by a very juicy fresh fruit salad (apples, bananas and a hint of tropical fruit, similar to an aged grain whiskey). Creamy swathes, which linger on the palate and a return of some of the fruity notes on the finish.

  • Product Code: SD03POW
  • Grower: John Power & Son
  • Style: Pot Still / Bourbon Finish Whiskey 12 Year Old
  • Country: Ireland
  • Appellation: Midleton
  • Spirit Type : Irish Whiskey
  • Alchohol: 46% ABV
  • Case Size: Single
  • Bottle Size: 70cl

Vintage Rating on this wine was 91 (source: tastings.com )


Closure: CORK

Alternative wine closures are substitute closures used in the wine industry for sealing wine bottles in place of traditional cork closures. The emergence of these alternatives has grown in response to quality control efforts by winemakers to protect against "cork taint" caused by the presence of the chemical trichloroanisole (TCA).

Screw caps or "Stelvin caps" are closures made only from aluminium material that threads onto the bottleneck. They are the predominant closure used by New Zealand wineries.[8][9] This can be attributed in part to the New Zealand screw cap initiative which promotes the use of screw caps instead of cork. Screw caps form a tighter seal and can keep out oxygen for a longer time than cork. These benefits aid in maintaining the wine's overall quality and aging potential.

Vino-Seal, or Vino-Lok, is a plastic/glass closure released by Alcoa. Since its introduction into the European market in 2003, over 300 wineries have utilized Vino-Seal. Using a glass stopper with an inert o-ring, the Vino-Seal creates a hermetic seal that prevents oxidation and TCA contamination.

Zork is an alternative wine closure that seals like a screw cap and pops like a cork. The Zork closure consists of three parts; an outer cap providing a tamper evident clamp that locks onto the band of a standard cork mouth bottle, an inner metal foil which provides an oxygen barrier similar to a screw cap, and an inner plunger which creates the ‘pop’ on extraction and reseals after use.

The traditional crowned bottle cap has been used in the sparkling wine industry as a closure during the bottle fermentation process (méthode traditionnelle). Normally the cap is replaced with a cork before shipping, though recently some producers are releasing wines using the crown cap as their closure.

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