Ireland’s oldest spirit was forced underground in 1661, by the unwelcome British crown, who tried to tax it to the hilt. However, Ireland’s love affair with poitín never died and it was secretly distilled for over 300 years. Mooney, one of Ireland’s most infamous and elusive distillers of poitín was said to be as Mad as a March Hare due to the fact that he would distill his poitín when storms and bad weather would approach, using the elements as a guise to cover up the true nature of what he was doing.
Mad March Hare poitín uses only the best, locally sourced malted barley and from there, is distilled in copper pot stills. Our award winning poitín is triple distilled which makes for a truly unique experience to all who sample.
Poitín is Ireland’s original spirit pre dating Irish Whiskey. It has a rich and colourful history which we celebrate by quietly distilling our Mad March Hare Poitín (three times) in copper pots from a malted barley mash. The resulting distillate is rich and malty with a smooth finish. Bottled at 40% ABV Mad March Hare is a versatile spirit which lends itself to mixology and straight drinking in equal measure.