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Powers Gold Label (2009-2013)...

Powers Gold Label (2009 - 2013) (40.0%): Although I reviewed Powers Gold Label before here on tire-bouchon before that bottle was a release right after the brand received the major face lift in 2013... This one on my desk is from an earlier era most likely between 2009 and 2013 and bottled at a lower strength at 40% abv. It was also priced slightly less before. As you already know Powers is blended by pot still and grain whiskeys distilled in New Middleton Distillery in County Cork. The blend has a larger ratio of pot still whiskeys to grain whiskeys compared to its sibling Jameson. It has been my favorite budget Irish whiskey since I moved to US in 2003... Perfect companion to a pint of Guinness and the best base for an Irish coffee. Let's unscrew its old school screw cap and remember how it was back then.
Color: Yellow gold, lemon zest. Definitely lighter in color than the current version. Slow and thick impressive legs.
Nose: Young grain whiskey, lemon scented floor cleaner and f…

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