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Today, POWERS Irish Whiskey announces the stateside debut of its latest expression – POWERS Three Swallow – a robust, Irish Whiskey with the full-bodied and bold signature flavor of POWERS. A modern representation of what the original POWERS Whiskey tasted like back in the days of its original John’s Lane distillery, this latest Single Pot Still release is once again setting the standard for this quintessential style of Irish Whiskey. Distilled at Irish Distillers’ famed Midleton Distillery in County Cork, POWERS Three Swallow is a perfect example of the traditional Single Pot Still style. Crafted from a mash of malted and unmalted barley, then triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills, Three Swallow is then matured in 2nd and 3rd fill, American bourbon barrels before finishing in aged sherry casks. This method gives POWERS Three Swallow Release a bold yet finessed finish, resulting in an impeccable Irish Whiskey. At first sip, the initial taste delivers rich, smooth nutty flavors followed by a wave of green apple and citrus notes - with a touch of cedar wood for extra complexity. Spicy sweetness floats atop, balanced with a hint of sherry casks, leading to a crisp cereal finish with notes of toasted oak. Just take one swallow, and savor this drop of history. The name Three Swallow is deeply engrained in POWERS’ history and has several meanings, two of which are held dear to the brand and its storied heritage. POWERS’ original distillery, John’s Lane, was known for incredibly high standards, including that of its horse stables and coaches. Each coach had three coachmen – a driver and assistant up front, and another at the rear. Coachmen were accustomed to bringing a small flask of POWERS on long rides, with just enough whiskey to give each man a good swallow, but not enough to interfere with his job. In addition, the migration of the Irish Swallow signifies the beginning of the distillation season in Ireland, and POWERS has historically used two or three swallows to signify the age, quality, and purity of their pot still products. Over time, because of the high quality across their entire portfolio, all POWERS whiskey came to bear these iconic swallows. For over two centuries, POWERS has consistently produced a rich and complex whiskey that continues to be the ultimate expression of pot still distillation. POWERS was founded in 1791 by innkeeper James Power, who, in true entrepreneurial spirit, built the first POWERS Distillery behind his public house in Dublin. Since the day it opened its doors, this historic and groundbreaking brand has continued to exemplify the spirit of ingenuity, leaving an indelible mark on the world of whiskey. POWERS was one of the first Irish Whiskeys to be bottled in-house and in 1899 released the “BABY POWER” – the world’s first miniature spirits bottle. Even today the brand continues to innovate – The Midleton Distillery is proudly carbon neutral, relying exclusively on non-GMO ingredients and grain sourced within 31 km. Three Swallow is the culmination of over 200 years of POWERS distillation excellence, a true testament to the company’s unwavering commitment to produce only the finest Irish Whiskey in the world, making it the perfect choice for today’s whiskey connoisseur. POWERS Three Swallow can be purchased at select liquor stores nationwide.