Poitin, (pronounced "potcheen"), is one of the oldest distilled beverages in the world. It was first made in Ireland around 584AD with expertise and reverence by Irish monks like St. Kevin. However, in 1661 it was outlawed by King Charles II, forcing poitin into the wilderness and over the next few hundred years it lived in whispered infamy, hidden in the dark cupboards of Irish households. Using the old poitin recipe passed down through generations, Glendalough has meticulously crafted this Irish mountain spirit. Glendalough starts the process by slowly fermenting the malted barley and sugar beet for over 72 hours, it is then distilled in small batches and finally the distillate is transferred in virgin Irish oak casks for aging.
Only adding drops of water off the still to the spirit, Glendalough Mountain Strength is a high proof poitin. The nose offers spice, oak, berried fruit, black currants and hints of lime zest. The velvety mouth-feel is complex with nuanced aromas of cracked black pepper, dried fruits, oaky vanilla and subtle notes of barley sugar leading up to warm, long finish.
Product of Ireland
Alcohol by Volume: 60%