CIARAN – SHORTLIST MAGAZINE
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.