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Former S.F. Bartender Tries to Introduce Poitin, Irish White Whiskey, to America

​An aspiring distiller and former San Francisco bartender named Ashlee Casserly is trying, via Kickstarter, to introduce an Irish version of moonshine, which is trending high in local bars. Casserly is developing 1661 Poitin, an unaged Irish whiskey made from potatoes or barley, with 40 to 50 percent alcohol by volume (it’s pronounced puh-CHEEN)…

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