Spirit of the week: Spirit of Dublin Irish Poitín, 52.5% ABV, 50cl — €34.99

A limited release Poitín from Teelings Whiskey Distillery in Dublin which opened in March last year in Dublin’s Liberties. 

Stockists: O’Briens Off-Licences nationwide, Celtic Whiskey Shop Dublin & Killarney

This is triple distilled in their copper pot stills for extra smoothness and made from 50/50 malted and unmalted barley.

Aromas of freshly mown hay with a herbal green fruit edge, very smooth on the palate with a light malted milk biscuity flavour. 

This is quite strong but can be sipped neat or used as a base for cocktails. 

I’ve had success mixing it with a splash of Cointreau and a dash of bitters, with Fever Tree Elderflower tonic over ice, and as a replacement for whiskey in an Old Fashioned Cocktail.


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