Dublin, Boston, 2 July 2014 | Glendalough Distillery, Ireland’s first craft distillery launched their Glendalough Poitín range in Boston last week in The Saloon, Boston. There was live music from bluegrass band Three Day Threshold. The night also featured fire eaters and tattoo artists, all washed down with cocktails created by the best mixologists in Ireland.
The first of its kind to reach American shores, Poitín is an historic part of Ireland’s heritage. An untold story to many, Poitín is the first spirit ever distilled, with earliest records from approx. 584ad in Ireland. Whiskey, also made famous by the Irish, is a direct descendant. Poitín was first made with expertise and reverence in monasteries like Glendalough by Irish monks, the master distillers of their time. Glendalough heralds a renaissance in the ancient art of distilling Poitín and aims to bring it back to its rightful place as an expertly crafted spirit with a long shadow and unique history.
The Glendalough Distillery is located just south of Dublin in the Wicklow Mountains on the road into Glendalough. Glendalough Poitín is meticulously crafted using recipes and methods passed down through generations. The Glendalough Poitín range is the Distillery’s first step in an exciting journey starting from a small distillery in the Wicklow mountains.
About Glendalough Distillery
Glendalough Irish Whiskey Ltd was launched by five Dublin and Wicklow entrepreneurs whose passion for the craft distilling industry in Ireland led them to form the company. They aim to recapture Ireland’s lost heritage of great Spirit production and create the new, exciting and contemporary brands – such as Glendalough Poitín.
The Glendalough Poitín range currently includes three distinct types of Poitín: Glendalough Mountain Strength Poitín, Glendalough Sherry Cask Finish Poitín and Glendalough Premium Poitín. Since its launch in July 2013, Glendalough Poitín is now stocked in many of the top bars and pubs in Dublin, Australia, Germany, Scandinavia, New York and Boston with new stockists joining the list each week.