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Mulroy Bay, Irish Poitín, 47%

Distilled in a renovated cottage using direct fired copper pot stills is Baoilleach Distillery‘s Mulroy Bay Poitín.

Poitín in a Tuath glass c/othewhiskeynut

The hills of Donegal have long been associated with Poitín making & this bijou distillery is – legally – bringing that tradition alive.

Baoilleach Distillery c/othewhiskeynut

When COVID restrictions allowed I made a trip up to Donegal & bagged myself some of this fine spirit.

Using a mixed mash bill of malted barley & potatoes, Mulroy Bay Poitín has unique characteristics – as well as a potent strength of 47%.

Poitín 1 c/othewhiskeynut

There’s an earthy new make kind of nose. A bit of depth, a hint of umami & an added dash of sweetness.

Very smooth & oily on the palate – to begin with – as a prickly heat slowly builds & dries out the mouth,

The finish ebbs away with a gently fading tingling sensation.

Poitín 2 c/othewhiskeynut

‘Hand Crafted In Small Batches’ implies there could be slight variations between each mash – but I’d be very happy to sample every one as it came off the still!

The taste of Donegal.

Sláinte

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