Poitín

Poitín (ˈpˠotʲiːn) or poteen n is a traditional Irish distilled beverage (40%–90% ABV). Poitín was traditionally distilled in a small pot still and the term is a diminutive of the Irish word pota, meaning `pot`. It is traditionally distilled from malted barley, grain, treacle, sugar beet, potatoes or whey. ==Legal status== In 1661 a law .....
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Poitin

Irish term for illegally distilled spirit. Often anglicised to poteen.
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