History Of Irish Whiskey (John Powers & Son)

This success had it benefits for a family that within a generation rose from innkeepers to members of Dublin's high society. John Power was Knighted and became High Sheriff of Dublin. Such was his standing that it was he who laid the foundation stone for the O'Connell Monument.

In 1871 the distillery was rebuilt in classic Victorian style occupying almost 7 acres. It was one of Dublin's most impressive sights employing approximately 300 people. John Power and Son continued in their success and became one of the largest Irish Whiskey distillers.

Powers was the first Whiskey company to sell their whiskey in miniature bottles called Baby Power's. Such was their influence with government that changes to the Law were actually made in order to facilitate this innovation.

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