Top 10 award-winning Irish whiskeys

12th August, 2019 by Nicola Carruthers

Powers Three Swallow Release

Price: €46 (US$51.38)

The Single Pot Still – Super Premium contingent produced a Master in Powers Three Swallow Release – “a perfect example of skilled whiskey-making”, according to one judge.

Powers Three Swallow is made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley, then tripled distilled in copper pot stills. It is matured in Bourbon barrels before being finished in aged Sherry casks.

The Irish whiskey takes its name from when the Power family would bring a small flask of Powers whiskey on their coach journey to enjoy, but not enough was consumed to interfere with their jobs.

The name was also inspired by the migration of the Irish swallow, which signifies the beginning of Ireland’s distillation season. Historically, Powers has used two or three swallows to indicate the age, quality and purity of its products.

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