poteen


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poteen

, poitín
(in Ireland) illicit spirit, often distilled from potatoes
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The poteen still was a wash of fermenting barley or potatoes in a small copper pot, heated by turf fires; today it's produced in legitimate distilleries.
The hitherto unlucky Case Of Poteen found things going her way in the Whitelaws Mares' Novices' Hurdle and she opened her account at the 24th attempt, gamely seeing off the sustained challenge from Reivers Moon by two lengths.
Only about a dozen samples of suspected poteen had been received for analysis for the whole of the year and most of them came from relatively small seizures.
The author meets saints, and sinners, terrorists, victims, pilgrims, poachers, poets and poteen makers.
Police took possession of 70 gallons of distilled poteen at the moonshine distillery in Co Donegal.
POLICE in the Irish Republic have made one of their biggest seizures of poteen, the illicit home- made spirit.
An observer trying to gauge the national mood might draw the conclusion from this extravagant production that contemporary Ireland, as represented by its national theater, is in a buoyant enough mood not to shy away from mounting a nineteenth-century parody of itself, stage-Irishness, poteen jug, drunken priest, and brogues all around.
That's why the bottle of poteen you thought was still Half-full is always empty in the blight of day.
The best poteen that ever a man could wish to drink this side of heaven was distilled up there by Uncle Jamesy and my father, while now--now you wouldn't wet your whistle with a drop that hadn't paid excise duty in the four corners of Ballysaggert parish.
I was drinking vodka, wine, cider, whiskey, poteen.