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Bunratty Mead and Liqueur
Sample some of Ireland's finest local brews at the Bunratty Mead and Liquer.
Set in the shadow of the historic Bunratty Castle, delve into the history of the area with local meads and poitín.
Mead has a rich history in Ireland. First discovered by Irish monks, the drink was thought to bring fertility and virility so it became the custom for newlyweds to drink it for a month after the wedding. Hence the name 'honeymoon'.
Bunratty mead is made from honey and grapes with selected herbs.
Bunratty Potcheen is the only legally brewed poteen in Ireland since it was banned in the country in 1661.
Poteen has been made in small batches in Ireland for thousands of years, but was made illegal when the government tried to regularise the collection of taxes.
However, the drink continued to be distilled in various parts of the country. It is called poteen because of the small pot stils that it was produced in.
Bunratty Potcheen is legally available for people to drink and buy and retains all the taste characteristics of poteen and is produced by a unique process, devised at bunratty Winery, for which they have a licence from the Irish government. Alcohol by Volume 40% & 45%.