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Irish Poitin

Poitín is Ireland’s most ancient spirit and is often referred to as Ireland’s mezcal, cachaça, grappa and, most commonly, moonshine. The word is a diminutive of the Irish word pota, which means ‘pot’ (incidentally, the Irish word for a hangover is póit). Poitín is one of the small number of Irish food and drink products which have been granted Geographical Indicative Status by the EU.

There were many myths around its origin – including a quite incredible tale that St Patrick brewed up the first batch after running out of wine while saying mass (it’s not said how he managed this exactly). The earliest official records, at the time of writing, reveal that the first place poitín was made dates was Irish monastic settlements like Glendalough, all the way back in 584AD.

Glendalough Poitín Mountain Strength (55%)

50cl, 55%
Glendalough

Taking inspiration from the classic Irish spirit, Glendalough have created a high-strength variation of their own Poitín (though at a slightly lower ABV than a previous Mountain Strength expression).  More info

Glendalough Poitín Mountain Strength (55%)
$32.35

Knockeen Hills Irish Poteen Gold Extra-Strength 50cl

50cl, 90%
Knockeen Hills

Particularly potent Irish Poteen here from Knockeen Hills. This example of the traditional Irish spirit has been bottled at 90% ABV, so use very sparingly and with plenty of your favourite mixer for…  More info

Knockeen Hills Irish Poteen Gold Extra-Strength 50cl
$57.11

Teeling Spirit of Dublin Irish Poitín

50cl, 52.5%
Teeling

The first spirit released from the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Dublin is this superb Poitín - Teeling's take on this infamous and once-illegal traditional Irish spirit. Distilled in copper pot…  More info

Teeling Spirit of Dublin Irish Poitín
$34.12

John O'Connell's Small Batch Poitín

35cl, 72%
John O'Connell's

Named for the O’Connell family who've been distilling illicit poitín for seven generations, this small batch legal bottling is made with local barley, sugar beet and spring water.  More info

John O'Connell's Small Batch Poitín
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$31.13

Mad March Hare Irish Poitín

70cl, 40%
Mad March Hare

Mad March Hare Poitín is crafted in Ireland using only malted barley, and is triple distilled in copper pot stills. Poitín, pronounced 'put-cheen', Irish for 'small pot' is Ireland’s oldest spirit,…  More info

Mad March Hare Irish Poitín
$41.52

Knockeen Hills Irish Poteen Farmer's Strength

70cl, 60%
Knockeen Hills

Irish Poteen or Poitín was outlawed in Ireland in the 17th century and it was only in the late 1990s that this finally changed. Often thought of as 'Irish moonshine' it can be made from grain or…  More info

Knockeen Hills Irish Poteen Farmer's Strength
$44.64

Bán Poitín

70cl, 48%
Bán Poitín

A new edition of Bán Poitín, released in 2015 at 48% ABV. They use a combination of potatoes, malted barley and sugar beets to create this intense Irish spirit. Poitín was banned in Ireland in the…  More info

Bán Poitín
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$36.33

Knockeen Hills Irish Poteen Gold Strength 50cl

50cl, 70%
Knockeen Hills

Irish Poteen from one of the most well known producers of the traditional spirit - Knockeen Hills. This is their Gold Strength expression, which comes bottled at a weighty 70% ABV.  More info

Knockeen Hills Irish Poteen Gold Strength 50cl
$41.78

Knockeen Hills Irish Poteen Gold Extra-Strength

70cl, 90%
Knockeen Hills

A stupendously strong, quadruple distilled offering from Knockeen Hills at 90%abv! At this strength one can imagine why Irish Poteen (pronounced 'putcheen') was outlawed back in the 17th century! One…  More info

Knockeen Hills Irish Poteen Gold Extra-Strength
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$79.67

Knockeen Hills Irish Poteen Farmer's Strength 50cl

50cl, 60%
Knockeen Hills

A 50cl bottle of Knockeen Hills' Irish Poteen Farmer's Strength, which is interestingly made using whey (instead of the more common grain or potato) and has been bottled at a generous 60% ABV. This…  More info

Knockeen Hills Irish Poteen Farmer's Strength 50cl
$31.13
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Knockeen Hills Irish Poteen Gold Strength

70cl, 70%
Knockeen Hills

Irish Poteen or Poitín is a traditional Irish spirit that was granted Geographical Indicative Status in 2008. Sometimes referred to as 'Irish moonshine', it had previously been illegal since the 17th…  More info

Knockeen Hills Irish Poteen Gold Strength
$65.69
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Ballykeefe Poitín

70cl, 40%
Ballykeefe Distillery

A well-crafted poitín from the Ballykeefe distillery in County Kilkenny. Ballykeefe make spirits with eco-friendly actions at the core of its production methods, including using heat from cooling…  More info

Ballykeefe Poitín
$46.72

Micil Irish Poitín

50cl, 44%
Micil

Micil Irish Poitín comes to us from the beautiful coastal city of Galway on the west coast of Ireland. The spirit itself is grain-based, and flavoured with bogbean to give it a softly floral, spicy…  More info

Micil Irish Poitín
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$31.13

Bán Poitín Barrelled and Buried

70cl, 47.2%
Bán Poitín

A limited edition bottling from Bán Poitín, made using a combination of potatoes, malted barley and sugar beets. What they've done here is take their traditional Irish spirit and fill it into barrels…  More info

Bán Poitín Barrelled and Buried
$46.89

Glendalough Poitín Sherry Cask Finished

70cl, 40%
Glendalough

This Glendalough Poitin is made using malted barley and sugar beet, and interestingly is allowed to mature in oak casks! Even more interestingly, the Irish distillers have treatedthis particular…  More info

Glendalough Poitín Sherry Cask Finished
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$34.55

Glendalough Poitín

70cl, 40%
Glendalough

The Glendalough distillers in Ireland have only gone and made their own Poitin! Rather intriguingly, they allow their Poitin to be aged in virgin oak casks before bottling...  More info

Glendalough Poitín
$33.49

Glendalough Poitín Mountain Strength

70cl, 60%
Glendalough

A higher-strength bottling of Glendalough's Poitin. Presented at a robust 60% ABV, this classic (and intense) Irish spirit shows off notes of dark fruit and sweet vanilla.  More info

Glendalough Poitín Mountain Strength
$41.57

Teeling Poitín

50cl, 61.5%
Teeling

Poitin, or Poteen, is the legendary, and perhaps infamous, Irish spirit which was illegal in Ireland for many years. Teeling's delicious Poitin is a blend of 80% triple-distilled corn spirit, and 20%…  More info

Teeling Poitín
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