Micil. A proper noun. (mick-ill) A person’s name. Specifically one who hails from the gaeltacht area of Galway and was employed in illicit alcohol production.
Poitin. A noun. (po-cheen) A formerly illegal distilled spirit. Usually clear in appearance. In this instance made by the above person – but now turned into a legal enterprise by his great, great, great grandson.
I encountered Micil Poitin whilst waiting for the start of my Dublin Whiskey Tour in the welcoming Dingle Whiskey Bar.
Surprisingly smooth on the palate with the familiar oiliness & hints of rotten fruit associated with what is essentially unaged raw whiskey.
The added locally foraged bogbean gave a few other soft notes contributing to a degree of terroir.
Micil Poitin is the taste of tradition.
A worthy addition to the growing Irish Poitin market.
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