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Poitín or Poteen

Enniscoe, Castlehill, Ballina, County Mayo

Poitín or Poteen is an Irish liquor, often called "moonshine". The term "poítin" is a diminutive of the word pota, meaning "pot" as Poitín was traditionally distilled in a small pot. Poitín is traditionally made from malted barley, though it can also be made from potatoes.

Worm & Stíl Cap donated by Sean Healy, Ballycastle. Barrel donated by Charlie Bourke, Rathball, Killala.