Glendalough Mountain Strength Poitin
We are pleased to present a spirit that hails from an ancient Irish tradition, often referred to as the "Irish moonshine." Glendalough Mountain Strength Poitin is a high-proof tribute to Ireland's oldest spirit. With a lineage stretching back to Irish monks in the 6th century, poitin (pronounced 'put-cheen') is a truly authentic and historical liquor, and Glendalough's rendition is an unmissable experience. Available exclusively at Third Base Market & Spirits, this poitin is a revelatory expression of Irish distillation craftsmanship.
- Name: Glendalough Mountain Strength Poitin
- Type: Poitin (Traditional Irish Spirit)
- Age: Unaged
- Region: Wicklow Mountains, Ireland
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 60% (120 Proof)
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
In the glass, Glendalough Mountain Strength Poitin is crystal-clear, reflecting its unaged character and triple-distillation process. Its clarity is a testament to the purity of the spirit.
Despite its potent strength, the nose is invitingly complex. It starts with robust, earthy tones of raw grains and freshly-cut grass, followed by softer notes of green apple and a hint of white pepper.
The initial sip is surprisingly smooth, a true feat given its high ABV. It delivers a powerful punch of cereal grains and malty sweetness, coupled with a clean, vegetal undertone. The mid-palate sees a crescendo of spice, notably black pepper and a touch of clove, brightened by subtle citrus zest.
Long, warm, and satisfying, the finish reverberates with a smattering of spicy and sweet notes, leaving behind a mouth-coating richness.
Despite its mountainous strength, the mouthfeel is not overwhelmingly hot. The texture is medium-bodied, slightly oily, and it envelops the palate in a warming embrace that speaks to its potency.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
Glendalough Mountain Strength Poitin serves as a potent reminder of Ireland's rich distillation history. We are thrilled to offer a spirit that captures such cultural richness and complex flavor profile.
We recommend enjoying Glendalough Mountain Strength Poitin either neat, to truly appreciate its complexity, or in a cocktail where its potent character can be the star of the show. Pair it with hearty Irish fare, such as stews or meat pies, for a fully authentic experience.
Given the unique and authentic nature of this spirit, we advise securing your bottle soon to partake in a sip of Irish history.
Glendalough Mountain Strength Poitin is more than just a high-proof spirit; it's a journey into Ireland's ancient distillation traditions. It offers a complex and robust profile that challenges and rewards the palate in every sip. Experience this cultural treasure at Third Base Market & Spirits, your gateway to spirits of provenance and character.
...and I quite like Glendalough. This one's too hot and sweet to really savor over and over, though it's not getting mixed on my bar. It's still a finishable bottle.