Poitín is a spirit that predates anything you’ve ever tasted, including whiskey. First distilled by Irish monks in the 6th century, Poitín has played a central role in Irish drinking culture for centuries.
Ireland’s oldest spirit was forced underground in 1661 by the British crown, who tried to tax it to extinction. However, Ireland’s love affair with Poitín never died and it was secretly distilled for over 300 years. Legalised in 1997, Irish Poitín is returning to prominence thanks in part to the booming cocktail scene.
“We don’t do tasting notes. We’ll just say that a sup of the hare is like having fairies dancing on your tongue before they give you a decent slap on the cheek."