Glendalough Poitin 40
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  • black pepper
  • vanilla
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • berries
  • barley
  • malty
  • sugar
  • woody

Glendalough

Poitin 40 (0.75l, 40%)
Price $55.99

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Character Goatson
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 Distillery recommend to try these Poitin cocktails
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Appearance / Color
Clear
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell 
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.
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  • black pepper
  • vanilla
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • berries
  • barley
  • malty
  • sugar
  • woody
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Moonshine isn't aged. In fact, it's taken right out of the still in its crystal clear form clocking in anywhere between 150 to 170 proof. That's one hunk of burning liquid love.
He was a monk, but not the sort fo monk we might think of today, we like to think he was more like Bear Grylls – his passion was the wilderness, God and doing things his own way, the hard way. We really liked that about him - doing hard, but right way. That’s the reason he’s on the front of our bottle," explain the founders.
The Glendalough brand is personified by the story of St. Kevin:
"In the 6th century, St Kevin was supposed to be the next king of the Irish province called Leinster, but he turned his back on the nobility and hiked the mountains for 7 years until he came to this glacial valley, which is Glendalough, and set up a monastery there.
XXX Found On Bottles Was A Code. Moonshiners used to label their jugs with a series of X’s to indicate the strength of the brew inside. If you were fortunate enough to get your hands on a batch marked XXX, you know that it had been distilled three times, so it was bound to be good stuff.
The NASCAR connection. If your car wasn't fast enough to outrun cops while on a midnight run, bootleggers the 1920s were doomed. So, they modified their cars and eventually got the idea of racing each other on a track. Hence, stock car racing was born.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Moonshine isn't aged. In fact, it's taken right out of the still in its crystal clear form clocking in anywhere between 150 to 170 proof. That's one hunk of burning liquid love.
He was a monk, but not the sort fo monk we might think of today, we like to think he was more like Bear Grylls – his passion was the wilderness, God and doing things his own way, the hard way. We really liked that about him - doing hard, but right way. That’s the reason he’s on the front of our bottle," explain the founders.
The Glendalough brand is personified by the story of St. Kevin:
"In the 6th century, St Kevin was supposed to be the next king of the Irish province called Leinster, but he turned his back on the nobility and hiked the mountains for 7 years until he came to this glacial valley, which is Glendalough, and set up a monastery there.
XXX Found On Bottles Was A Code. Moonshiners used to label their jugs with a series of X’s to indicate the strength of the brew inside. If you were fortunate enough to get your hands on a batch marked XXX, you know that it had been distilled three times, so it was bound to be good stuff.
The NASCAR connection. If your car wasn't fast enough to outrun cops while on a midnight run, bootleggers the 1920s were doomed. So, they modified their cars and eventually got the idea of racing each other on a track. Hence, stock car racing was born.
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