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ISO: Powers Irish Whiskey

FinnFPM Nov 12, 2012 03:22 PM

I've had no luck finding this in the area -- does anyone have any tips on this well-regarded booze? I'd prefer roughly somewhere subway-accessible, or Northwest of the city.

  1. FinnFPM Nov 13, 2012 01:16 PM

    I need to stop paying so much attention to craft beer and wine stores, I guess! I went through Central Square at lunchtime and picked up a bottle at Supreme Liquors.

    1. yarm Nov 13, 2012 12:52 PM

      It's at Ball Square Liquors in Somerville (next to Soundbites in Ball Square, near Davis Square).


      1. okra Nov 13, 2012 06:41 AM

        Tis my choice as well, when I don't feel flush enough to buy Redbreast. I got some at Gary's in W. Roxbury last week.


        A call to Marty's in Newton might be worth it too - it's not far off the Pike.

        1. MC Slim JB Nov 12, 2012 03:31 PM

          I assume you mean retail; my local pub always has it.

          I saw it at Martignetti's in Brighton the other day, but it's usually not hard to find at any place with a decent selection of Irish whiskey.


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          1. re: MC Slim JB
            FinnFPM Nov 12, 2012 03:51 PM

            Yes, I meant to specify retail and didn't. I know nothing about whiskey and don't much care for the stuff; I'm searching for it as a gift.

            1. re: FinnFPM
              MC Slim JB Nov 12, 2012 04:42 PM

              I'd call it a really good everyday whiskey -- the front of my usual Irish and a Guinness order -- not so much a special occasion one. It retails for $22 or so in MA. The 12-year-old is predictably smoother, but closer to $40 here for a 750ml bottle.


              1. re: MC Slim JB
                FinnFPM Nov 13, 2012 03:15 AM

                It's an everyday whiskey I'm looking for, and Powers has been a specific request. I was just in NH and probably should've stopped at the damned store.

              2. re: FinnFPM
                trufflehound Nov 12, 2012 05:06 PM

                If you are looking to WOW, get thee to NH, plunk down $99. and get a bottle of Bushmills 21(or is it 18)?

                1. re: trufflehound
                  MC Slim JB Nov 12, 2012 05:17 PM

                  Or go to Quebec and bring back some Green Spot.


                  1. re: trufflehound
                    Bob Dobalina Nov 13, 2012 03:28 AM

                    It's 21 - had a sniff last night - it's good stuff.

                    Call but pretty sure Federal Wine and Spirits has Powers - do you know Joe? He's their whiskey guy. Good man that Joe.

                    1. re: Bob Dobalina
                      FinnFPM Nov 13, 2012 05:23 AM

                      I didn't see any in there when I stopped in last Friday but it was busy and I didn't ask the guys -- I will check again today!

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