Micil Irish Poitín

Overall rating
81.00/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB107326
Category
Spirit
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
44.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Label
individual bottle & batch number (varies)
Added on
04 feb 2018 5:25 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 31.90

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Whisky reviews for Micil Irish Poitín

3 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.00 points.

  1. Archer did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A very soft and creamy Poitín, which delivers a coherent picture from the nose to the finish.
    7/10 on the Poitín / New Make scale.
    • Nose
      Sweet Williams pear, slightly herbaceous. No metallic notes at all. Looks very pure.
    • Taste
      Velvety soft and in terms of taste not too much on the new make side. Very pleasantly creamy. Sweet ripe pears, milk chocolate. A touch of herbs.
    • Finish
      Short, still creamy, fine pear notes, a little pepper.

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  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Creamy

    Micil (pronounced 'mikhil') Distillery in Galway, Ireland, is named after Micil Mac Chearra who already distilled poitin in Connemara in 1848. Poitin is a form of Irish new make. His great-great-great-grandchildren Padraic and Jimin now make poitin and gin from Irish barley. While they wait for their own whiskey – 3 years of maturation, remember? – they already have sourced whiskey in their portfolio, which they finish and bottle themselves. But we prefer to stick to their original poitin, of which I got a sample through my good friend and Ireland fan in heart and soul Benny.

    The nose is wonderfully creamy and soft, with only a hint of cooked vegetables, but quite a few juicy pears. Very clean. Very nice, indeed.

    On the palate it is silky soft and again nice and creamy. The pears return and are helped with a touch of white chocolate. Soft pepper, light hint of green garden herbs. Impressively clean, though.

    In the rather short finish, it retains its creaminess and the pepper is pronounced a little more.

    Perfectly suited for drinking neat, although I think he would also do well in a cocktail. Thx, Benny.

  4. whisky313 scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    other Batch number / tried in Düsseldorf

  5. whisky313 scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    tried in Glaway at the distillery

    Named after the distiller's great, great grandfather Micil Mac Chearra. This is a traditional style poitin made in a micro-distillery in Galway city. It is made from Irish grain and flavoured lightly with locally sourced bogbean.

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