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Powers Garavans Single Cask

A Powers single cask release for the multi-award winning Garavans Bar in Galway. The cask yielded just 252 bottles of 15 year old Single Pot Still. Bottled at 46% ABV and retailing for €250.

Omar Fitzell Notes

Nose:

Ooo that nose. That proper Powers robust spicy peppery nose. Cinnamon, cloves, Oak and, did I mention a spicy pepper!!

 

Palate:

Once again, a lovely spicy Pot Still character giving an oily mouthfeel. Loads of orchard fruits with some sweet stone fruits such as peaches and plums.

 

Finish:

Medium to long with some vanilla and charred oak that leaves a slightly dry mouth and a linger spice.

 

Overall:

One of the single best of the Powers Single Casks I have tried (and I’ve tried nearly them all). It’s a true Powers with tradition character and a great Pot Still kick. 

 

Al Higgins notes

Nose:

Some nice pot still character. A touch of spice, some lemon, ginger, cinnamon, and apricot notes.

 

Palate:

Lemon, orange peel, cinnamon, apricot. Nice mouthfeel with some tannic/chewy elements adding some welcome complexity.

 

Finish:

More oak and tannin elements adding chewy complexity. Very enjoyable.

 

Overall:

Another great Powers Single Cask. For me these bottlings are far better value than the Midleton and Redbreast Single Casks. Go seek them out!

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Omar Fitzell

Omar Fitzell

Omar has been lurking in the background of the Irish Whiskey Industry since 2010 when he started his journey through tasting, enjoying and collecting whiskey. In January 2018 he launched the online blog “That’s Dram Good” which, in those few short months, has become one of the most popular whiskey blogs in Ireland.

You can find him on:
• Twitter – @thatsdramgood
• Facebook – ThatsDramGood 

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Al Higgins

Al Higgins

Over 20 years of experience in drinks retail and a member of the team at the Celtic Whiskey Shop since 2003. Alastair is chief tester and taster at the shop and is also coordinator for the Irish Whiskey Awards. When he is not working he is either training for ultra-marathons, parenting or drumming with his band Le Galaxie.

You can find him on:
• Twitter – @mostlydrinking

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