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Nov 12, 2012 03:22 PM

ISO: Powers Irish Whiskey

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.

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  1. 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

      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

        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

          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

          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

              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

                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!

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


            1. 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.