Note: Powers Gold Label is sold with an ABV of 43.2% here.
This whiskey boasts a blend of 70% pot still and 30% grain whiskey, no single malt, and that really caught my attention.
The reviewed bottle has been open for 5 weeks
Nose: This is mellow on the nose, I really had to dig deep and discovered a narrow range of scents: cereal, buttery caramel, barley, vanilla essence, marmalade jam. This is very crisp
Taste: Grain, vanilla, lemon curd, honey
Finish: Subtle sharpness, bitter, creamy, cereals
The balance is consistent. A seamless transition from nose to finish. A nice blend that is good value for money.
This review sums up the Power's Gold Label blend nicely. Whenever I see a high proportion of malt (or pot still) and an abv of above 40% abv I'm interested. Another excellent blend I've had lately is Black Bull Kyloe.It's a blend of 50% malt and 50% grain ,bottled at 50%abv ,and is such a well integrated drink that you hardly notice the taste of grain whisky.Its also very well priced and I'll definitely be picking up another bottle of it in the future.
Thank you for the feedback @maltmate302. I'm keen to try Black Bull, it strikes me as a "premium blend"