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ThomasH
02-03-2010, 16:32
I was browsing Binnys website tonight and discovered that they now have Powers 12 Irish. This first came out in 2000 for the millenium and has been available only in the UK and Europe until now. I have wanted a bottle of this for quite some time but it was out of stock every time I thought about ordering and would have to be sent from overseas. Early next week, a bottle will arrive at my doorstep. Way to go Binnys!

Thomas

CorvallisCracker
02-03-2010, 16:48
I was browsing Binnys website tonight and discovered that they now have Powers 12 Irish. This first came out in 2000 for the millenium and has been available only in the UK and Europe until now. I have wanted a bottle of this for quite some time but it was out of stock every time I thought about ordering and would have to be sent from overseas. Early next week, a bottle will arrive at my doorstep. Way to go Binnys!

Thomas

I'm sure I've seen Powers 12 somewhere in the US. I can't recall if it was in Oregon or Florida...probably the latter.

ThomasH
02-03-2010, 17:57
Powers gold label is much more widely distributed and is about 6 years old. This is the first time I have ever seen the 12 in the US!

Thomas

DeanSheen
02-03-2010, 19:48
Nice. I'll have to snag one of those too.

Lost Pollito
02-03-2010, 22:36
Paddy's showed up as well.

ThomasH
02-04-2010, 15:34
Paddy's is a much more common brand but also not widely available in the US until now. It is a big brand in duty free stores in Europe and the Far East. My bottle actually came from Australia!

Thomas

DrinkyBanjo
02-05-2010, 05:28
I purchased Powers 12 in Ireland when it was first released. I was a bit disappointed by it especially since I'm a big fan of NAS Powers. Anyone care to comment on the current version?

I think of Paddy's as an Irish Coffee type of whiskey. Don't get too excited if you never had it before, a beer and shot dram at best if you ask me. Nothing like Red Breast, Connemara, Jameson 12 or the better Bushmills you can already get stateside.

ThomasH
02-05-2010, 20:16
I did read where the first release of Powers 12 was a bit dull, but I didn't have to pay near the price for one from Binnys as I would have getting it shipped from overseas so I'm not that concerned. My friend from N. Ireland is due back for a visit at the end of March. He is a regular whiskey courier. Irish to the states and bourbon and rye on the return home. He said he has another plum for me and I beleive him, he hasn't brought back a clunker yet. Then again, I haven't sent any clunkers home with him either!

Thomas

TomH
02-05-2010, 20:53
I didn't find the Powers 12 I had last night dull....I had already tasted 8 scotches and I really enjoyed...if fact I bought a bottle to take home.

Tom

I did read where the first release of Powers 12 was a bit dull, but I didn't have to pay near the price for one from Binnys as I would have getting it shipped from overseas so I'm not that concerned. My friend from N. Ireland is due back for a visit at the end of March. He is a regular whiskey courier. Irish to the states and bourbon and rye on the return home. He said he has another plum for me and I beleive him, he hasn't brought back a clunker yet. Then again, I haven't sent any clunkers home with him either!

Thomas

unclebunk
02-06-2010, 07:42
I didn't find the Powers 12 I had last night dull....I had already tasted 8 scotches and I really enjoyed...if fact I bought a bottle to take home.

Tom

Sounds great, Tom. I'm picking mine up today at Binny's.

The Boozer
06-10-2010, 06:37
Was finally able to pick up a bottle of the 12yr. Great stuff. Much richer in taste than the standard gold label (which I like alot) with lots of honey flavor. A notch better than Redbreast. Will have to go back and pick up a couple of more bottles because this one will not last. :cool:

unclebunk
06-10-2010, 06:46
Was finally able to pick up a bottle of the 12yr. Great stuff. Much richer in taste than the standard gold label (which I like alot) with lots of honey flavor. A notch better than Redbreast. Will have to go back and pick up a couple of more bottles because this one will not last. :cool:

Found my first bottle yesterday too. Can't wait to sample it tonight. Hard to imagine it being a notch better than Redbreast, my all-time favorite Irish whiskey, so maybe I'll have to have a pour (or two) of both to compare them.:grin:

ebo
06-10-2010, 15:36
What is the price comparison to Red Breast?

ThomasH
06-10-2010, 16:25
Powers 12 was 34.99 at Binnys. Shipping is extra and drops quickly per bottle depending on how many bottles you order!

Thomas

ebo
06-10-2010, 16:26
Powers 12 was 34.99 at Binnys. Shipping is extra and drops quickly per bottle depending on how many bottles you order!

Thomas
That's pretty reasonable.

JohnHansell
06-10-2010, 19:14
I reviewed it here (http://www.whatdoesjohnknow.com/2010/03/25/review-powers-12-year-old-blended-irish-whiskey/)back in March if you're interested. Paddy was a one-time release in the US for St. Patrick's Day. Powers 12 is supposedly here on a regular basis now. Oh, and Redbreast 15 is also supposed to be coming our way later this year. Something to look forward to!

DeanSheen
06-10-2010, 19:21
I reviewed it here (http://www.whatdoesjohnknow.com/2010/03/25/review-powers-12-year-old-blended-irish-whiskey/)back in March if you're interested. Paddy was a one-time release in the US for St. Patrick's Day. Powers 12 is supposedly here on a regular basis now. Oh, and Redbreast 15 is also supposed to be coming our way later this year. Something to look forward to!

John, Redbreast 15 was released only once?

JohnHansell
06-10-2010, 19:57
True, but as I noted here (http://www.whatdoesjohnknow.com/2009/12/01/irish-whiskey-news-on-jameson-redbreast-powers-and-paddy/)back on December 1st, I was informed by my Pernod contact that it will be here later this year. He's the US marketing manager for Pernod's Irish whiskeys, so I believe it.

The Boozer
06-11-2010, 06:51
Found my first bottle yesterday too. Can't wait to sample it tonight. Hard to imagine it being a notch better than Redbreast, my all-time favorite Irish whiskey, so maybe I'll have to have a pour (or two) of both to compare them.:grin:

Buck - that's exactly what I was planning to do this wekend, a little side x side with Powers 12 yr and Redbreast. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy Redbreast but was really impressed with the Powers.

CorvallisCracker
06-11-2010, 14:46
Oh, and Redbreast 15 is also supposed to be coming our way later this year. Something to look forward to!


True, but as I noted here (http://www.whatdoesjohnknow.com/2009/12/01/irish-whiskey-news-on-jameson-redbreast-powers-and-paddy/)back on December 1st, I was informed by my Pernod contact that it will be here later this year. He's the US marketing manager for Pernod's Irish whiskeys, so I believe it.

I can't abate my breath for very long, so I'll just have an anxiety attack instead.

Seriously, I hope the RB15 makes it all the way to Oregon.

ILLfarmboy
06-12-2010, 09:45
I saw Powers 12 yr. a couple weeks ago in a local store. I think I'll wait for a few more reviews before investing in a bottle. Personally, I can't see it being better than RB 12 yr, or even quite close.

p_elliott
06-14-2010, 07:13
OK I have a question and I'm sure the answer lies in a different meaning in the word/phrase but here it goes: The Powers 12 is a blended whiskey but on the bottle it says it's bonded. What am I missing here what does bonded whiskey mean in Ireland?

ILLfarmboy
06-14-2010, 14:11
OK I have a question and I'm sure the answer lies in a different meaning in the word/phrase but here it goes: The Powers 12 is a blended whiskey but on the bottle it says it's bonded. What am I missing here what does bonded whiskey mean in Ireland?

I had once asked the same question

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=155241&highlight=Irish%2C+bonded#post155241

Jono provided the answer.....

"In the UK all whisky is bottled in bond - meaning before excise duty has been paid."

p_elliott
06-15-2010, 06:27
I had once asked the same question

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=155241&highlight=Irish%2C+bonded#post155241

Jono provided the answer.....

"In the UK all whisky is bottled in bond - meaning before excise duty has been paid."


Thanks Brad I understand (added to make 16 characters).

ThomasH
10-30-2010, 17:28
Powers 12 has now arrived in Ohio. It runs 33.80 here!

Thomas

brockagh
01-02-2011, 07:05
I had once asked the same question

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=155241&highlight=Irish%2C+bonded#post155241

Jono provided the answer.....

"In the UK all whisky is bottled in bond - meaning before excise duty has been paid."

Yes, it's the same in Ireland too.