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Killowen Donard

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Whiskybase ID
178377
Category
Spirit
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cúige Poitín
Bottled
2021
Casktype
Belfast Black Stout cask
Number of bottles
190
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
250 ml
Label
Whitewater Brewing
Added on
04 Mar 2021 6:08 pm by whisky313
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

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£ 39.80

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    Killowen Distillery has launched a limited edition series of premium Poitín made up of five unique bottlings, named Cuige.The Northern Irish distillery created the collection to demonstrate that poitín can be premiumised and deserves to be a serious contender in the spirits world. The peated poitín set is presented on a hand-crafted pedestal, carved from a Killowen whiskey cask.

    The Killowen Cuige Poitín Series represents Ireland’s history and present by acknowledging her historical five provinces by finishing a unique Poitín in five different firkin casks from five select breweries, each representing those old provinces. The Irish word ‘Cuige’ meaning ‘provinces’ or ‘Fifths.’

    The breweries that took part include:

    Dead Centre Brewing representing ‘Meath’ using an Imperial Stout cask
    Mescan Brewery representing ‘Connaught’ using a Westport Red Tripel cask
    O’Brother Brewing representing ‘Leinster’ using a Dreamcatcher IPA cask
    Whitewater Brewing representing ‘Ulster’ using a Belfast Black Stout cask
    West Kerry Brewery representing ‘Munster’ using an Imperial Stout cask
    Killowen used a unique peated mash bill that offers a little more oat than the distillery’s core mash-bill, as a tribute to the integral part oat has played in Irish distillation history. After a 24-hour flame-fed, double-distillation, and worm-tub condensation, the spirit is laid in casks at full strength for 10 weeks, as is the maximum allowable time by law. Each bottle is hand-filled, hand-labelled, wax-dipped, and hand-written. Each set has its own unique rustic pedestal made from a Killowen cask stave which has been heat-straightened, carved for bottles, engraved with the Killowen Cuige Logo and wax finished. Just 190 total sets of the Poitin will be released.

    The names and Images for each bottle come from different locations carrying particular affection to Killowen Distillery, and places which Killowen think signify each Cuige.

    Ulster: ‘Donard’ – The highest mountain in The Mournes – God’s country
    Munster: ‘Mish’ – The Slieve Mish range to the east of Dingle peninsula
    Connaught: ‘Lutty’ – A remarkably beautiful & remote part of Galway
    Leinster: ‘Duff’ – Duff Hill – middle of the mighty Wicklow Mountains
    Meath: ‘Caillí’ – Sliabh na Caillí – largest peak in Meath

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