Glendalough Poitin 40

Glendalough Poitin 40

(0.75l, 40%)


7.1/10
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$41.99
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The Grandfather of Spirits.
 
Glendalough is a small craft distillery that harnesses its tradition, heritage and the origin of Whiskey. To really harness the roots of Whiskey, you have to go back to Poitin (pronounced potcheen). The first spirit that was ever distilled, according to certain records, is traditionally distilled in a small pot still made from malted barley, treacle, potatoes, sugar beet or wheat. Invented by Irish monks in the 6th century this prime water of life became a thing of a legend, especially because it was outlawed in 1661 by King Charles II
 
So it spent the past four centuries in remoteness, a thing of bootleggers and moonshiners, distilled and consumed away from the public eye. Times have changed, however, and Poitin is not a thing of the clandestine anymore, it has risen out from the cellars and cupboards of Irish households. 
 
Glendalough Poitin is made from sugar beet and malted barley. The mash must ferment for 72 hours to achieve a high alcohol content. It is matured in virgin Irish oak casks. Using the old recipes passed down through generations for over fourteen centuries, this true Irish spirit is a real living fossil in the spirits World!

Smartass Corner:
You can sip Poitin straight or on the rocks, but the guys from the Glendalough Distilery recommend to try these Poitin cocktails
 
  • Category
  • Style
    Poitin
  • Region
    Ireland
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS

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fruit
malted barley
sugar
sweet vanilla
caramel
spicy
oak
apple
ginger
What does Glendalough Poitin 40 taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Clear.
 
Aroma / Smell / Nose
Fruits, berries, white wine, sake, malted barley and toasted wood.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Black pepper, dried fruits with hints of vanilla, sake and wine reference in the background.
 
Finish
Long lasting smooth and warm finish with presence of spices.
 
Flavor Spiral
Sugar, Ginger, Barley, Oak, Raisin, Spicy, Caramel, White wine, Sake, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Lime, Apple.

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Ratings & Reviews
Ryan
Ryan,
Irish moonshine that tastes like it needs at least 3 more years in a barrel
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
It’s moonshine
 
Brigitte
Brigitte,
Distinct scent. If you've ever been to Glendalough you will find it in the air. Wood and lake. Spicy taste. Amazing how without a casket each poutin has its own taste
 
Dr
Dr,
Brilliant for passing around at Knockengorroch Music Festival
 
Martin
Martin,
Very interesting taste, remembers more a good vodka or grappa than what expected
 
ron
ron,
terrible i gave it to 6 people and they all hated it it is now in the local pub £2 a shot for charity sold 1
 
PAUL
PAUL,
A great taste ,,, just a little different !!
 
Deborah
Deborah,
Light with a fruity flavor. A bit harsh, but the aftertaste is nice.
 
S.
S.,
Suprisingly smooth in it's taste while strong with the first sip. I like it
 
Nate
Nate,
Surprisingly fruity, with just the right amount of burn. A nice middle ground between a good Russian vodka and well-made moonshine.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
A unique character that is somewhat earthy. Definitely worth trying. Only downside is a somewhat unpleasant aroma that is reminiscent of beets.
 
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