From a quiet corner in West Cork, comes Mad March Hare, a producer dedicated to the national revival of Poitín. Poitín is of the oldest spirits in the world, dating from the 6th century, and was traditionally the spirit of choice for the average Irish man or woman. In contrast, Irish Whiskey was the beverage of choice for the elite, with the majority exported overseas and was known as ‘Parliament Whiskey’ because of the taxes levied on it and its popularity in Great Britain.
Mad March Hare Irish Poitín was inspired by a legendary bootlegger and Poitín maker called Mooney. Mooney was a fruit and veg trader, but this was really a front for his lucrative Poitin business. Such was the demand for Mooney’s famous Poitín, he braved the wildest Irish weather and the long arm of the law to serve his loyal customers, earning him the moniker 'as mad as March mule.' Mad March Hare is distilled in the spirit of Mooney’s famous recipe, ‘Recipe No. 27’.