Glendalough Poitin Mountain Strength
  • Category Moonshine
  • Country Ireland
  • Distillery Glendalough
  • Style Poitin
  • Maturation Virgin Irish Oak casks
  • Alcohol 60%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sweet vanilla
  • sugar
  • smoky
  • herbs
  • malted barley
  • sweet
  • dark fruit
  • berries
  • wheat

Glendalough

Poitin Mountain Strength (0.75l, 60%)
Price $35.99

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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 Poitín (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! This Mountain Strength Edition is just a bit stronger than the signature Poitín, bottled an eye-watering 120 Proof.
  • Category Moonshine
  • Country Ireland
  • Distillery Glendalough
  • Style Poitin
  • Maturation Virgin Irish Oak casks
  • Alcohol 60%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Clear. 

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Pungent vanilla, berries, sugar, herbal notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Creamy malt, sweet vanilla, smoke, and dark fruits. 

Finish
Bold with an alcohol burn.
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  • sweet vanilla
  • sugar
  • smoky
  • herbs
  • malted barley
  • sweet
  • dark fruit
  • berries
  • wheat
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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 Glendalough brand is personified by the story of St. Kevin:
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.
"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.
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.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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 Glendalough brand is personified by the story of St. Kevin:
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.
"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.
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.
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