1 year ago
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Powers Gold Label
Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey is a good quality whiskey. It's triple distilled, "with distinctive pot still character", established 1791, by John Power & Son. I like it better than Bushmills, and much better than Jameson, but slightly less than Tullamore Dew. It's smooth, and I find it quite pleasant.
I've not seen it advertised on TV or radio or print. It reinforces the theory I have, that on many consumer goods, the QUALITY of the good is inversely proportional to how much the manufacturers have to spend on marketing & advertising the product. Jameson is fine, if there's no other alternative. Bacardi Rum (which gives me a head ache), Jose Cuervo Tequila (which is ok for a margarita, but not for sipping), and other lackluster liquors push their lackluster brands relentlessly. Really fine whiskeys speak for themselves.