Mad March Hare Poitín
Mad March Hare // Ireland
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.
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.