Straw Boys Poitín (Irish Moonshine)
Straw Boys // Ireland
In western Ireland Straw Boys were wedding crashers. They’d obscure their faces with conical straw hats, break into the reception, dance with the bride, have a drink, and then leave. This was considered good luck for the wedding couple. This unaged whiskey is made entirely from malted barley and bottled at 45% ABV.
WhiteDistilled from a cereal mash bill comprised of any grain(s), must age at least briefly in oak for an unspecified amount of time.
"This has a lot of good stuffing. A nice medley of aromas and flavors well known in Irish whiskey but all in their infancy. Aromas of vanilla bean, underripe plantains, and tart green apples. The palate is similar but because it is fresh distillate all the flavors seem artificial or chemical. The finish shows sulphur along with toasted grain and marshmallow."