Powers Johns Lane 12yr old, 46% ABV.

powers johns lane 12

Appearance – Light Gold in colour, quite viscous, thick legs.

Nose – light and elegant reign here for me, and a spearmint freshness is the first I get, followed by red cherries, slight perfume, Parma violets, quite floral with sugar coated fruit jelly sweets.

Palate – Pineapple cubes and candied lemon rind kick it off, it’s quite floral, some white pepper, soft cinnamon and a slight satsuma note.

Finish – Spearmint, grapefruit citrus, pineapple, slightly peppery, with gentle oak.

My thoughts – Whilst tasting this in a blind tasting I was rather intrigued, the play between fruit and spice is superbly balanced, neither dominating but both are there in abundance, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it, ( I will say that many get heavier sherry notes, but i definitely got more Bourbon notes.)

Would I buy a bottle? – Yes, in fact I’m going to have to purchase one sooner rather than later, super stuff imho.

Thanks to – @BertSmedley (Twitter).

Picture credit – Master of Malt.

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