• The ‘Mezcal of Ireland' Is Making a High-Proof Splash

    2 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    On March 6, 2019, Ireland's biggest whiskey producers poured their wares at the Consulate General of Ireland in New York. Organizers included the Distilled Spirits Council and Irish Whiskey Association, and distillers from Jameson to Tullamore D.E.W. offered a dizzying array of Irish whiskey .
    Among the craft spirits from new and heritage labels stood one outlier: Straw Boys Poitín, an Irish moonshine. Poitín, an ancient Irish spirit, is experiencing something of a renaissance in Ireland and the U.K. It's starting to catch on in the U.S., too.
    “This once-illicit spirit is capturing the...
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