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Killowen a Do Blackwater Collaboration Poitin 50cl £33.10
Killowen a Do Blackwater Collaboration Poitin 50cl
Historic Irish Potin Collaboration
In a continuation of 2022 #theyearofthepoitin
Killowen Distillery have collaborated with Blackwater Distillery to produce a limited edition Irish Poitin. This is the first time such a project has been undertaken and celebrates the Irish Poitin category with producers on both sides of the border coming together to work on an all-island spirit.
Killowen who are based in County Down sent local Knockshee oats to Blackwater, and in return the Waterford distillery sent their heritage barley north of the border. Both distilleries then went on to produce an Irish Poitin from this grain, which was then vatted. The distilleries split the final batch and have each bottled half of it, in separate packaging that mirrors the other.
Poitin is Ireland’s oldest spirit, and started life underground in 1661 when taxes were first introduced, the drink is only now coming out of the shadows. This then is a very limited and special one-off celebration of a category that is at last finding it’s own voice.
Brendan Carty of Killowen Distillery explained, “as excited as we are about our own whiskey, we also have a target to revolutionise the poitín category and people’s attitudes towards it."
This collaboration is an exciting release that showcases this unique spirit, as well as celebrating a drink that crosses boundaries and borders.
‘In these difficult times,’ said Peter Mulryan of Blackwater Distillery, ‘it’s important to remember we all share a small island and that our heritage is precious. This project with Killowen brings together two of Ireland’s most innovative distilleries, one north, one south, but with a shared vision.’