Besides whiskey has no religion. Redbreast is owned by Irish Distillers, which owns the Midleton distillery and there it makes Redbreast, Midleton, Paddy, Powers and Jameson, all â¦ It certainly has a lot of the hallmarks of traditional Irish whiskey, although in keeping with practices in Scotland, it uses a mash of 100% malted barley, as opposed to the (then) more traditional Irish practice of mixing various grains, both malted and unmalted, into the mash (aka single pot still whiskey). That being said, some days the proverbial moths in the wallet might induce one to cut back on the single-malt budget and go in for something a little cheaper. I also think they are using less pot still in the blend. It's Only Good for Shots. Jameson Caskmates. Now, it’s important to note that the Scottish Reformation occurred in 1560, so odds are in favor of the founder of the Jameson distillery, being Scottish, was a damn Protestant. I’ve been drinking Powers for 20 years. In this Whisky War, we do a whiskey review of Jameson 18 vs Jameson Original whiskey. Making a celebrated whiskey helps. There is also a predominant dryness that is unfortunately similar to bottom-shelf vodka, which detracts from the sweet cereal and spice flavors. It’s flavorful, tangy and lighter than many of its peers. It is a veritable companion to mixers and an excellent ingredient in cocktails. Jameson claims to be all pot-still and all barley (a combination of malted and unmalted) while Powers is a combination of grain whiskey and pot-still malt. Powers Gold Label; Jameson Irish Whiskey; Tullamore D.E.W. Knappogue Castle 12 yr is a great affordable choice and a unique one at that. ), maybe even some oak. I’d sure like to know where you got Powers for $16 a bottle. Had some Powers last night- hence I was looking for a few reviews to see if people enjoyed it as much as I did. Jameson has the same bite but I don’t like the heavy oatmeal taste. Jameson remains a classic example of the style. Non chill filtered and bottled at cask strength, nothing is added or taken away, for a whiskey that is full flavoured and uniquely satisfying. I personally think Monkey Shoulder is a pretty good deal for the money (all malt and in the mid-$20? If you like sherried whisky (a la Macallan) then Powers is pretty amazing for the price. http://www.jeffreymorgenthaler.com/2010/ask-your-bartender-protestant-vs-catholic-whiskey/. There are darn good blends made from the better single-malts and they can be blended in a way that creates something more balanced and complex than the one spirit from the one place (or mixed with inferior spirits). The candy notes in the nose and finish, the fullness of its body and its relative complexity make Powers a more interesting choice when ordering from the bar. I am thankful for Mike’s legacy and for the management of Original Joe’s for making this generous tribute possible! Tullamore is still my favourite, but paddy was a delightful suprise. Redbreast is a pure pot still whiskey, meaning it's made from 100% barley (both malted and unmalted) as opposed to Jameson, which is a blended whiskey (made from a blend of barley and other grains). ScotchNoob™ Mark: In terms of quality, Jameson wins by virtue of its smooth, crisp dryness against Powers’ rough edges. Power’s is my favorite of the cheap Irish whiskeys. One of the best ryes I’ve found is Wild Turkey Rye. Lately the price has increased from 19 to 25 a bottle ( Ma). 2) Thick, heavy body (for an Irish blend anyway). I think I will stick with Jameson as a cheap mixer. Powers was lined up and flowing freely. There is a firm body, but no coat-your-mouth viscosity. Compared to Kilbeggan, Tallamore and Jameson, Paddy is our second. Also for around 30 bucks blackbush is awesome and made od 90% single malt and some grain. She was stating this as a negative, but if it improves the taste … sure why not?!! A bit of heat, butterscotch, brown sugar, and do I detect a wee bit of bourbon barrel influence? I just discovered Powers, which is somewhat close to the Black Bush, but for significantly cheaper. It has some heat but there’s a real nice smokey, honey flavor with the traditional caramel, toffee and barley notes in there. Though Bushmills is the #2 Irish whiskey in the U.S., Tullamore Dew is #2 Irish whiskey (after Jameson) worldwide, so not too surprising that you would see it most places. I’m suspicious of Jameson because they spend so much on advertising! I’ve been trying a lot of budget and mid-priced scotches and Irish whiskeys this year and Powers Gold Label is the winner for me. Get over your prejudices. Whether thatâs treating our workers like family, helping out Irish farmers along the way, or even fielding our own Powers United Football Club, weâve always tried to make whiskey the right way along the â¦ ( Log Out / Any truth to this dram being in common with traditional Irish Whiskey? Your site is tremendously helpful!!! Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey â an extremely affable Irish Whiskey that is slightly heavier with a slightly deeper flavor than Jameson. Not to mention the bottle is one of the best designed and most beautiful in all of whiskeydom. Blackbush is another nice choice but tends to be more pricey where I am. It’s a little sweet but not overdone like Monkey Shoulder. Bought my first bottle of Powers Gold Label this evening for $30. I believe that’s correct. Paddy, Powers, Jameson, and much more are all made at the same distillery. Cheers! I am comfortable with all the Scottish malts from the Glenkinchie. ScotchNoob™ Mark: Powers Gold Label is the best-selling Irish whiskey in its native Ireland. As for age, try a Redbreast 15 year old Irish Whiskey. I am new to Irish and Scotch whiskey. In fact, it’s generally considered to be true (although I don’t think there’s a ton of proof) that Auchentoshan was founded by Irish settlers fleeing famines in Ireland. That’s not a “cheap” whiskey here in Virginia. So what is the outcome of this classic battle? Jameson moved it’s distillery to Cork, although bow street is still open for tourists. Both can be found for about the same price (around $22 give or take) and their standard bottlings can be found throughout the world. Has something happened to the market since your review in 2013 or has it become that much more popular? improves the experience, and makes the flavors more apparent to both the nose and the tongue. Bushmills (80 proof; $21) As for Powers vs. Jameson, I’ll take Powers every time. It was recommended to me..I really enjoyed it..i am a Jameson drinker..but do believe i will be reaching for Powers for now on at the liquor store…Also i noticed this morning..No Headache!!! Johnny Walker Black Label is my go to scotch. A past recipient of The American Taste Award for Excellence and a Double Gold winner in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Powers is touted as the perfect whiskey for the best-tasting Irish Coffee. Whiskeys like Jameson, Bushmills, Kilbeggan Tullamore Dew, and Powers are all solid â¦ I’ve been trying out the Irish blends lately, andI’d have to say i’d pick Killbeggan over Jameson these days. It seems fruity to me, I can definately taste the apple. I cut my teeth on blended Irish and Canadian whiskies, so naturally, I’ve a soft spot for light and sweet flavors in single malts others might decry as being “boring”. Or Finlaggan, that’s been my go-to recently. When I do, I tend to find that inexpensive Irish whiskys are generaly much better than scotches in the same price range; say around $20. Have to get it from relatives in Tennessee. It has a light, crisp flavor that reminds me of Glenfiddich, but without the citrus notes. The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog in New York, which has been voted the best bar in the world, teamed up with Dublin Liberties Distillery Master Distiller Darryl McNally to create this whiskey inspired by \"notorious Irish street gang in New York City in the mid-1800s.\" It's a blend of aged Irish single malt and grain whiskies, and the bar's beveâ¦ When I was a kid I used to go up to the local off license to get a baby power for my neighbour Mrs Cox on the corner. that stuff is the smoothest 80 proof ever… jameson is like drinking turpentine comparatively. Enjoy! Cheers. Bushmills is not protestant whiskey. Haven’t tried powers yet…, @ck I haven’t tried it, but Kilbeggan is made by Cooley, which has built a very nice portfolio of quality Irish whiskey, including blends, pure pot still, and single malt. I thought it was delicious and a great value for the money. ( Log Out / to a full blown Island malt such as Lagavulin. Purists may say one should never take premium Jameson Irish Whiskey with anything other than a splash of water, but they can never be â¦ But that’s merely based on geography: Bushmills is from Northern Ireland (a predominantly Protestant region) and Jameson is from Cork – Catholic country.. Jameson was pretty much founded in 1780 when John Jameson – a Scottish guy – purchased the Bow Street Distillery, which at the time was one of the biggest distilleries in Ireland. The whiskey today still maintains its own distinctive rich and slightly spicy flavour, and it has recently given fans even greater choice with a â¦ Why anyone would feel the need to consume Jameson in shot form is one of life’s eternal mysteries and makes me I get the original posters honey, buttery caramel nose, loads of toffee and caramel in the taste and yes at first i didn’t like the dryness, letting it sit for 10 minutes with a single cube of ice took away the dryness and gave it an oily buttery toffeeness which was fantastic and made it too easy to drink judging by my sore head. Seems to have made it’s way up to $35 USD in CA. Both are less than $20 US per 750ml bottle and are widely available in the US. Still perhaps the first Irish whiskey that most people try. It has a bad reputation in Ireland as only being good for hot whiskeys and its an unfair reputation. Powers. One reviewer above mentioned a preference for Irish over Scotch in low-budget choices. Very smooth. We tried it tonight for the first time and it the best Irish whiskey we have had in while. They will charge whatever the market will bear! I really had to think hard about my preference for Scottish single malts and was I being overly critical of Jamesons and the other Irish whiskies and I truly believe that because of the very mild taste and lack of aftertaste they don’t cut it for me, but from a commercial standpoint their mild flavors make it very attractive to the person that has never liked a good single malt. pot still whiskey and a grain whiskey made from unmalted barley and other grains. Jameson claims to be all pot-still and all barley (a combination of malted and unmalted) while Powers is a combination of grain whiskey and pot-still malt. It's clean, floral, mildly sweet, and easy to sip, with just a touch of woody flavors from the barrel. I tend to shy away from the more-expensive blends, because I like to try them first before laying out for a bottle (whereas I know I’ll always have a use for a $20 blend). Please log in again. Furthermore, sometimes one might receive a visitor from out of town, and after one waxes poetic for 20 minutes about the delights of single-malt Scotch, this visitor may have the gall to ask for a whisky-and-soda… on ICE. I’m on my second 750ml of Powers Gold. You may see the Co. Offaly whiskey grow even more now that William Grant & Sons owns it, and will be building the new distillery soon. For an Irish at its price point, Powers is highly recommended. Powers: Powers might have only a small following, but that following is devoted. Try $38 per bottle in Central Texas…under $20 stuff around here comes in a plastic bottle…lucky you if you get it cheaper…good whiskey, smoother and tastier than Jameson, but lacks J’s harder, dryer punch which I really enjoy…wouldn’t kick either of them out of bed. Everybody Hates Rahm, this fall on The CW. Powers Irish whiskey is owned by Irish Distillers, or IDL as they are better known and are an amalgamation of the Powers, Jameson and Paddy whiskey brands and businesses who joined forces for the good of the Irish whiskey category, as well as to grow their united company through strength in numbers. Some days I’ll like a good rye, other times a Speyside. I’m Irish, living in Ireland. The simple truth is that inexpensive blends make up some 90% of the Scotch market (and an even larger percent of the Irish whiskey market). . Can’t get it in Iowa. Blue Spot is matured for at least seven years in Bourbon barrels, Sherry butts and Portuguese Madeira casks. Have you tried the Jameson Select Reserve? It's a simple whiskey that's easy to enjoy. ), and while I think it’s a little on the sweet side, I don’t find it overdone – I’ll be doing a review eventually. Powers actually has a great reputation and has historically been the go to whiskey for Dubliners. The place was full of Mike’s admirers from a forty year career as a beloved bartender. It has a bit more flavor than Jameson, but its not worth $10 more. Powers, however, has more interesting and lip-smacking flavors. Bushmills Black Bush is one of my all time favorites. It retails slightly cheaper than Jameson in the US, at $16 a bottle. I’m not a Jameson fan. Both are excellent neat or with a splash of water, and I suppose in a pinch you could mix them for cocktails. 1) Light and sweet, some burn, butterscotch and a lingering sweetness. Jameson is considered to be the world’s best-selling Irish whiskey. If you’ve had Jameson’s you’ve had a little Bushmill’s too. It's a more refined Irish Whiskey made by the Midleton Distillery, the same distillery that makes Jameson. The pure pot still component of the blend is also bottled alone and sold as Redbreast. Also the original nip was in a small bottle called a baby power! Jamesons finish makes me cringe, Powers finish is much smoother for me. Thatâs Protestant whiskey!â â Detective Jimmy McNulty, The WireBushmills vs. Jameson. This was my first Irish wake. Started drinking Powers 5 years ago after being introduced to it by a wonderful bar-owner in Westwood , Ca. The body is quite full, with a slightly oily quality. Go back to drinking your methylated spirits…. I will make an effort to give this one a try and compare. Today I explore two of the biggest names in blended Irish whiskey: Jameson and Powers Gold Label. Taste is more like rye. Iâm still going to attempt to do a whole month of Irish Whiskey in a few months, so donât worry â¦ And I must agree that single malt scotch can be overrated and certainly overpriced. Powers Gold Label whiskey contains hints of golden raisins, honey, and hay which provide a very light and nicely balanced whiskey â¦ Now has a cork bottle cap and a lether name plate around the neck. I’m having my once a year shot of Jameson in honor of St. Paddy’s Day. The login page will open in a new window. I am not a big blend drinker. Good synopsis, Dave! The nose is mellow, with upfront buttery caramel and bright honeyed cereal. What is it exactly that makes the preference for one of these iconic brands over another more loaded than, say, â¦ Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Sláinte! The finish is short, but complete with the same floral and bitter-fruit notes from the aroma. Powers was $ 20.00 then and as it grew in popularity so did the price which is now $ 30.00. Only if nothing else is available. Both are classics, both are made at the same distillery and owned by the same company. The attack is expectedly dry, but a few seconds on the tongue reveals cereally sweetness, citrus peel, and tropical fruits like banana and kiwi. 2) Burn, cotton candy (more bourbon barrel notes or are they grain whiskey notes? Here in Illinois we can still get Powers for $20 and Powers Signature Release (single pot) for about $40. The widely-accepted Irish-American version is that Jameson is Catholic whiskey and Bushmills is Protestant whiskey. When it comes to this subject, Irish whiskey-drinkers seem to be as divided as the Emerald Isle itself. Equipped with three copper pot stills, Teeling Distillery opened in 2015 â¦ I would add one thing: while there are only a limited number of truly excellent blends (anything costing more than, say, $30 a bottle), there are literally hundreds of amazing single malts to try, more than half of them entirely unpeated (or with so little peat that you can’t detect it). Since I am not a fan of peat (smoke) I have gravitated to Irish and bourbon. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I’m tasting a Powers v. a Paddy tonight. It is triple-distilled and is actually a blend comprised of pure (or single?!) 1) Apple, sweet, slightly tart and malty, some floral notes as well. Maker: Irish Distillers, Cork, Ireland (Pernod-Ricard). You can find well-aged whiskeys of other varieties and other whiskey brands that go for the same peatiness. Teeling. I have toured the Bushmill’s Distillary but I won’t drink Protestant whiskey. Jameson is much more popular, at least in the U.S., while Powers claims to be the best-selling whiskey in Ireland. Besides Jameson’s are curly haired Prebyterians. "This body will immediately launch an investigation into whether Grogu was at the Jedi Temple the night Kylo went n…. The nose is sharp, but with hints of vanilla, grape skins, and filtered apple juice. Enjoyed neat, it is smooth with a complex flavour of sweet and spicy. 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