Teeling Poitín 50cl 52.5°
Less known than whiskey but equally rooted in Ireland's cultural heritage, Poitín or Poteen is the name of a spirits made in Ireland since the 17th century in old artisanal homemade copper stills. These family productions were illicit and of variable quality according to the production and the cuvée.
Pronounced "Putch'een", the name Poitín comes from the terms "Poit" which means pot / cauldron and will be the basis of the modern word "pot still" now used to describe a still, and "ín" mark of the diminutive when it is added at the end of a word.
Almost forgotten, the Poitín has reappeared in recent years thanks to the Teeling distillery with a quality production that pays homage to this traditional Irish drink not aged. Teeling Poitín is made only from Irish barley - 50% malted barley and 50% unmalted barley, and does not undergo aging.
It is a powerful drink at 52.5 °, with interesting qualities. Incredibly sweet and fruity, it is usually drunk pure.
TWC is an independent distillery founded by Jack and Stephen Teeling, John’s son, who established the Cooley distillery in 1987.
The Teeling family has been crafting Irish whiskey since 1782, date on which Walter Teeling founded one of the 38 Dubnlin distilleries in Marrowbone Lane in the area of Liberties. This is also in this area, at the heart of Dublin, this Jack and Stephen Teeling opened their own distillery, more than 200 years after their ancestor.
Unlike other Irish distilleries triple-distilling their whiskey, this new distillery distils only twice (pot still) just like the Cooley distillery. It is the only distillery to produce pot still whiskey in all of Dublin. Moreover, Teeling likes varying the whiskey finishes, imparting a real gourmet edge to the traditional Irish character.