Poitín is a traditional Irish distilled beverage with an alcohol content ranging from 40% to 90%. It is sometimes called 'Irish moonshine' or 'mountain dew'. Having been banned by the British in the 1600s, Poitín was made illegally for centuries until it was legalized in 1997. Most commonly made from barley, it can also be made from potatoes, sugar beet, molasses, or whey. Enjoy neat, with water, or in cocktails.