Micil Irish Poitín

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44.0 % Vol.
500 ml
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04 feb 2018 5:25 pm by holborndrinker

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€ 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


    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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