Very recently The Sun Tavern decided to release the 2nd Edition of their Menu. The new menu was inspired by the British summer, using British ingredients, Mezcal, Gin, Rum, Irish Whiskey and Poitín.
As The Sun Tavern has the UK’s largest selection of Irish Poitin, we have introduced a Parliament Whiskey and Poitin List. ‘Parliament’ was a term used back in Ireland for illicit spirits. The list showcases a map of Ireland, pin pointing the locations of all the Whiskey and Poitin Distillery’s.
London beer week always brings us joy amidst the harsh winter conditions and we recommend everyone keep the 16th-22nd February free in their diaries. The Sun Taverns 2015 celebrations saw Camden brewery host pints of their fine ale at £3, whilst we had our ‘Bán Poitín Boiler Maker’ on sale for £5 alongside our ‘local heroes’ drinks selection. All of our local hero ales are sourced from breweries in London and host the option to take away a 330ml serving away with you, whether it’s a pre-bottled brew or one of our ever-changing draught numbers.
We have lots planned to expand our fine ales and beers with ‘Umbrella brewing’, a new venture that has us counting down the days until London beer week 2016!
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Our General Manager, Ciaran, is an absolute Poitín and potato distilled spirit nerd. As a result, he was asked his opinion on new potato spirits in an issue of Shortlist magazine in winter 2014.
POITIN IRISH SPIRIT
Ciaran Duffy, of The Sun Tavern on new potato spirit
- Bán, £35; masterofmalt.com
“Made from grain and sugar beets, it’s reminiscent of a fancy grappa but packs more punch. A great cocktail mixer”
- 1512 Spirits Signature, £30; masterofmalt.com
“There’s a great story behind this involving barbershops and Italians. Lovely creaminess from the potato distil that can be enjoyed straight up.”
- Teeling, £28; thewhiskyexchange.com
“This one has the sweet buttery-ness of corn”
- Knockeen Hills, £50; thewhiskyexchange.com
“As Butler’s Irish Book says, ‘It enlighteneth ye heart, casts off melancholy, keeps back old age and breaketh ye wind.”
Stop by The Sun Tavern in Bethnal Green – one of the best places to enjoy poitín in London.