Before there was whiskey, there was poitín. Poitín was the origin of the species, the original “water of life”. It’s Ireland’s gift to the world, one of the first spirits ever to be distilled.
Oak, berried fruit, gooseberries and blackcurrants are in there. Where as a slight zest of orange and blueberry sweetness comes through.
Some dried fruits show up, notably dried apricots. Touches of vanilla and toasty oak throughout also. A very full flavored poitín that goes down nicely.