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Glendalough Mountain Strength Poitin
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Before there was whiskey, there was poitedn, the father of Irish whiskey and an ancient ancestor of all distilled drinks.It was first made by Irish monks in the 6th century in monasteries like Glendalough and known as "uisce beatha" ishka baha}, "the water of life". (A mispronounciation of the word "uisce" is where the word "whiskey" comes from).Outlawed in 1661 but now it's back, ours is triple distilled in a traditional copper pot-still using malted barley and pure spring water and bottled at 55% for a strong, authentic taste of Ireland's original spirit.Sip it neat or on the rocks for a true taste, or mix it for long drinks and cocktails with an extra kick.The nose. Light, floral, forest berries, gooseberries through the headiness of the higher alcohol. The taste. Unexpectedly smooth and mellow. Sweet and spicy with traces of lychees, apple skin and cracked black pepper sitting over biscuity malts. The finish. Lingering, warming, sweet and a comforting, spicy tail.
The Glendalough Distillery was set up by a group of friends from Wicklow and Dublin with a passion for reviving the heritage of craft distilling in Ireland.In the 18th & 19th centuries there were over 200 licensed distilleries in Ireland and along with countless unlicensed ones produced diverse styles of poitedn, whiskey, gin and even absinthe. Until recently that dropped to a small handful.After many an evening's banter and debate over why there weren't more craft distilleries in the birthplace of distilling, the friends convinced each other to leave the safety of their day jobs, head into the mountains and take a chance on something more meaningful (much like the man on the bottle, St Kevin). Together they built a craft distillery near their favourite spot in those mountains, Glendalough.
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