“IT SMELLS like fire and burning.”
Irish people have been filmed tasting poitín (moonshine) for the first time and the resulting video is quite amusing.
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Produced by Facts. for YouTube prepare for a lot of grimacing faces and people on the verge of throwing up.
Traditional Irish poitín (pronounced potcheen) was outlawed in the 1600s but since then legal versions of the drink are now available.
The drink varies vary in strength up to 60 per cent.
The outlawed poitín could be up to 90 per cent strength and was made using potato skins.
‘Poitín’ in Irish means ‘little hangover’, coming from the word ‘poit’ which means hangover.