The Original Craft Spirit

The origins of Irish Poitín are shrouded in mystery. Poitín is a spirit that predates anything you’re ever likely to have tasted, including whiskey. The name Poitín (pronounced: ‘put-cheen’) is Irish for ‘small pot’ – Poitín was traditionally distilled in small copper pot stills. Don’t worry, this is about as technical as we like to get!

The Original Craft Spirit

The origins of Irish Poitín are shrouded in mystery. Poitín is a spirit that predates anything you’re ever likely to have tasted, including whiskey. The name Poitín (pronounced: ‘put-cheen’) is Irish for ‘small pot’ – Poitín was traditionally distilled in small copper pot stills. Don’t worry, this is about as technical as we like to get!

Underground

Ireland’s oldest spirit was forced underground in 1661, by the unwelcome British crown, who tried to tax it to the hilt. However, Ireland’s love affair with Poitín never died and it was secretly distilled for over 300 years. For centuries, these legendary and elusive distillers shifted production to the remotest parts of Ireland, to avoid the prying eyes of the law.

Underground

Ireland’s oldest spirit was forced underground in 1661, by the unwelcome British crown, who tried to tax it to the hilt. However, Ireland’s love affair with Poitín never died and it was secretly distilled for over 300 years. For centuries, these legendary and elusive distillers shifted production to the remotest parts of Ireland, to avoid the prying eyes of the law.

The Revival

Legalised in 1997, Irish Poitín is returning to prominence. We at Mad March Hare are playing our part in the revival of Ireland’s most original spirit. Given it’s unique history, craftmanship and versatility, Poitín is taking it’s rightful place as an icon of world spirits. You won’t find a spirit with a more intriguing story than Poitín!

The Revival

Legalised in 1997, Irish Poitín is returning to prominence. We at Mad March Hare are playing our part in the revival of Ireland’s most original spirit. Given it’s unique history, craftmanship and versatility, Poitín is taking it’s rightful place as an icon of world spirits. You won’t find a spirit with a more intriguing story than Poitín!