Mad March Hare Poitín

Poitín

Mad March Hare // Ireland

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Poitín [pu-tcheen] has been distilled for hundreds of years, but went underground in the 17th century its producers could avoid taxes. It was finally legalized in 1997.

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This poitín has been made from locally sourced malted barley and is bottled at 40% ABV. The name is inspired by the saying "mad as a March hare"; March is breeding season for hares and to win the attention of the females, they brawl.

Poitín [pu-tcheen] has been distilled for hundreds of years, but went underground in the 17th century its producers could avoid taxes. It was finally legalized in 1997. This poitín has been made from locally sourced malted barley and is bottled at 40% ABV. The name is inspired by the saying "mad as a March hare"; March is breeding season for hares and to win the attention of the females, they brawl. Imbibing a bit too much poitín can often result in an excitable state.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    40.0
  • Poitín
    Poitín or poteen is a traditional Irish spirit usually made in a small pot still. It is often made from barley, corn, potatoes or sugar beets. It isn't usually aged, but it can be for up to 10 weeks and it can also be flavored. Its name comes from the Irish word "pota" which means pot.
  • Cask Type
    unaged
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