First distilled by monks (God bless you lads), the Irish enjoyed their poitín for a thousand years before it was banned by the Brits in 1661. But we’re resilient feckers and poitín never really went away.
It remained part of Irish drinking culture and was given names like Cratur, Mountain Dew, Mountain Tea and Devil’s Spittle. And you always knew a man, who knew a man, that could get you a bottle. Now legal again, poitín can be found on backbars all across Ireland, instead of under the counter.
At Mad March Hare, we use only the finest, locally sourced malted barley and distill three times in small copper pot stills in the traditional way. We then cut the spirit with Irish spring water to 40% ABV resulting in a drink that is full of character and exceptionally smooth. Sláinte!
$29.99 - 700ML
1 oz Mad March Hare Poitín
2 oz Ginger Beer
½ fresh Lime
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Topped with ice
2 parts Mad March Hare Poitín
4 parts Cold Brew Coffee
1 part demerara syrup
Topped with nutmeg
Enjoy a shot of Mad March Hare
Poitín alongside your favourite stout,
porter, or dark beer.
Great! It was tasty and reasonably priced!
My new go to drink when I need something else keep in the freezer taste great
These are very cool I have the mule cups also
very good nice and smooth
My next door neighbor had just returned from attending his brother's funeral. I waited a few hours and then walked over carrying a bottle of Mad March Hare with two shot glasses. I said nothing, opened the bottle, poured the liquid into the glasses giving one to him and taking the other. Holding my glass up I said," To those in the past and to those we hold in our memories, may they live in our hearts forever,Salute."
I found it smooth and delicous
I've travelled to Ireland several times, each time smuggling back a bottle of Poitin. Usually in Bicardi bottle. This was long before it started to become publicly available. Then when it did, it was not a compliment to Poitin of old. It was harsh and not done with care. This has a taste that puts it way above a common moonshine. Mad March Hare has done it, this is Poitin that was most desired, what stole our hearts.
I purchased a bottle to toast a friend's passing. It is my first experience with poitin. Not going to be my last. This was smooth, rich and easy sipping. All who tasted it fully agreed. Mad March Hare is a dance on the tongue!
I bought a bottle for myself before St. Patrick's Day and enjoyed shots with my siblings. Then I bought one for my niece as a thank-you gift for a party. This is truly a one-of-a-kind beverage with lovely historical roots for anyone with a touch of Irish in them.
Very nice a little rough put in freezer was really good then.Thank you.
Thought it tasted great! Will be getting more later.
Can’t say enough good things about the product! Reminds me of the rare old stuff from the hills but smoother!
I age some of it in charred oak and it becomes a very good single malt Irish whiskey.
Not bad for sipping over ice, Mixes very well with Ginger Ale Will buy some more when this is gone
the potheen/poitin was very potent, definitely something to sip not chug...will have to try it in a mixed drink I think next.
This was my 4th bottle purchased. I am giving them away for Christmas gifts. Of course, I do have my own bottle!