Powers Special Reserve 12 Year

Blended

Powers // Ireland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    3.5
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 70 )

Launched in 2000, but not released in the US for another 10 years, the Special Reserve is a blended whiskey comprised of pure pot still and grain whiskies. The whiskey is between 12-24 years old and aged primarily in used American oak barrels.

  • age
    12
  • abv
    40.0
  • Blended
    Comprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
  • Cask Type
    used American Oak

Tasting Notes

"This whiskey doesn't offer up any surprises. The usual suspects appear such as honey, vanilla, and wood spices. This isn't necessarily a bad thing; sometimes you aren't looking for the pomp and circumstance. In those situations where you just want whiskey in your belly, this will do just fine."

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Flavor Profile

Sweet