Glendalough Mountain Strength Poitín
Glendalough // Ireland
Glendalough prides itself on being Ireland's first craft distillery, founded by 5 friends from Dublin and Wicklow in 2011. This is a stronger cask strength version of their signature Poitín (pronounced "po-tcheen," which means "pot stilled whiskey," the original Irish "water of life"), with a label featuring St. Kevin, the monk credited with introducing post stilled whiskey to Ireland in the 16th century. It's distilled from sugar beets and malted barley and lightly aged in virgin oak casks, filtered for clarity.
WhiteDistilled from a cereal mash bill comprised of any grain(s). Generally unaged except in the US, where it must age at least briefly in oak for an unspecified amount of time. Sometimes sold as "moonshine" although that is a misnomer.
Cask Typevirgin oak
"This whiskey is much richer and more viscous than their lower proof Premium Irish version. It bears the same sugary, vegetal, berry, malty and smoky notes, with a heavier weight and higher octane. It's somewhat reminiscent of a high proof Old Tom style Gin, without the botanical elements. Finishes very strong, fiery and alcoholic. Even the distillery recommends adding a little water or ice to it to soften the blow."