Killowen Distillery

Poitin 'Copper Pot - Direct Flame Fired'

Poitin, 'Copper Pot - Direct Flame Fired', Killowen Distillery
  • Poitín (traditional, unaged Irish whiskey qualified with a Geographical Indicative Status by the EU Council), distilled at Killowen Distillery in County Down, Northern Ireland.
  • Distilled from a mash of 69.2% malted barley, 23% unmalted barley, 3.8% Maris Otter Malt (heritage barley), 2% oat, 2% wheat
  • The malted barley is smoked in Killowen’s handmade kiln with turf from the local Mourne mountains
  • Outdoor, open-top fermentation with ambient yeast takes place for 48 hours before any further inoculation
  • Distilled in flame-fed copper pot stills that employ worm-tub condensers; close contact to the fire creates complex flavors and aromas and condensation in the worm tubs results in an oily, robust spirit
  • Gentle grassy notes complement a palate of porridge with cream, earthy vanilla, and a hint of pine. The finish lingers with smoke and spice.
  • Non-chill filtered; 48% ABV

An unflinching expression of Irish terroir and cultural heritage, poitín’s character emerges directly from mash bill and distilling technique. Killowen’s distinctive mash bill is derived from a local recipe, and the resulting voice sings clearly that this should be regarded not as whiskey in a nascent stage of development, but rather a spirit unto itself.

Info

Vintage:
NV
Country:
United Kingdom
Region:
Northern Ireland
Spirit Type:
Irish Whiskey
Spirit Sub Type:
Unaged / Poitin / White Dog

Sizes Available

Half Bottle UK-XKW-02-NVH 6/375ml

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