Knockeen Hills Poteen
Gold Extra-Strength

50cl / 90%
Knockeen Hills Poteen / Gold Extra-Strength
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Made exclusively with Irish Whey Spirit, and at a staggering 90% ABV, this remarkable quadruple-distilled spirit should NEVER be consumed neat and only one 25ml measure should be consumed in any 24-hr period. Useful as a float for cocktails.

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  • This is a high-strength product and we recommend not drinking it neat – please enjoy this diluted or with a mixer of your choice.

Knockeen Hills Poteen Reviews

20 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    17 December 2016

    My favorite thing to put in my mouth. A surprising amount of flavor for such a high "proof". Better than anything I've had made from the US. Surely the stuff the songs were written about. Delicious and Nutritious.

  • 5
    9 October 2015

    Its a punch in the face, throat and stomach, A night is not a night out unless there is a shot of Poit?n. You know you''ve had it 20 minutes after the shot is down, and for the next day or so.

  • 5
    9 May 2015

    I've enjoyed the strength and will continue to buy it.

  • 5
    15 March 2015

    A sensational product!

  • 2
    5 January 2015

    High in alcohol but low in quality. This may as well be just grain alcohol. the real stuff was never this way. Pot stills would never have given such high strengths. Where''s the flavour?

  • 5
    22 June 2014

    Really powerful if taken near but oh so good!!!

  • Liam 1 July 2013

    This surprised me. Found it in an liquor store in Massachusetts. Was expected something like Everclear and was happy to get something much better. Kept it chilled in a freezer (it does not solidify) and added a chip of ice in a shot glass. Really not bad at all (for you Americans, that means "it is really very good"). Mind you his US offering is only 160° proof. It is a lot easier on you than strong unflavored Vodkas.

  • Séamas Breathnach 25 August 2012

    The 90% stuff should not be drunk neat. Nearly pure spirits like strong póitín, moonshine or 190 proof Everclear will damage the tissues of the esophagus and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Mix it, or get the 120 or at most the 160 proof version if you want to drink it straight.

  • Anonymous 26 June 2012

    Tried this at the Limburg Whisky Fair. A fantastic vanilla/bluberry after taste. Not at all harse or "explosive".

  • Anonymous 10 December 2011

    this stuff would take the fur off a running bear

  • Anonymous 4 May 2011

    my grandads home brew is almost as good as this but for a commercial poteen it aint half bad. drink with caution!

  • Anonymous 28 March 2011

    looking forward to trying this outalso its 4.5 units in one shot for this drink

  • Anonymous 14 March 2011

    Next to the real Poteen ( which you can even compare) It has a nice after taste. I say go for the real thing first, but that is illegal so the next best thing is Knocking hills.

  • scyrene 12 December 2010

    Why only one 25ml measure per 24 hours? That amounts to 2.25 UK units - well within the recommended limits for an adult. The body doesn't know it's stronger, once it's been absorbed - it's all about the amount of alcohol you consume, not its initial abv.

  • graham 22 November 2010

    does not think my brother could handle this

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  • P 29 June 2010

    stick some coke in it an she tastes better than vodka.

  • Anonymous 8 July 2009

    I just Got a bottle of this as a gift (or prank, I'm not sure)! After the initial kick (and my god does it have one) it have the nicest aftertaste I have ever had from a neat spirit! Try it if you can find it!

  • eelpie 18 February 2008

    Take it easy and your rewarded with a nice vanilla esque aftertaste. More than just rocketfuel!

  • Woodhill 1 November 2007

    WOW!! This stuff taken neat numbs your taste buds and evaporates in your mouth. Go Easy