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Help me create the family recipe Poteen (Ireland's Traditional Spirit) Passed through generations for unique quality.

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Belfast, UK Food
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Help me create the family recipe Poteen (Ireland's Traditional Spirit) Passed through generations for unique quality.

Belfast, UK Food
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Joseph McM (deleted)

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My story

Our recipe has been perfected and handed through many generations

Having recently inherited the old family recipe and having made some for personal use I would like to produce this commercially on a small scale so everyone can sample this fine drinl.

Our poteen was produced in the Glen’s of Antrim in Northern Ireland for generations and we are now moving production to Republic of Ireland so our production can go legal. We have applied to become only the third licenced poteen maker in the world and should be producing legally from March.

Our poteen is produced using the world’s finest potatoes from the Glen’s Of Antrim which gives it the uniquely great taste. County Antrim is famous for the Giant’s Causeway, The Causeway coast and the Glen’s of Antrim, these things make Co. Antrim a truly magical place and that magic can be tasted in our Giant’s Causeway Premium Poteen

What is Poteen

Poteen is a distilled spirit that is made from potatoes and has been brewed in Ireland for centuries and was made illegal in 1666 until it was made legal in Republic of Ireland in 1997. Irish Poteen is a European Union G.I. Protected Status Spirit. The strong spirit has been enjoyed for over 1000 years and is famed for it’s strength and alleged medicinal qualities.

Irish whiskey is great but Poteen is it’s strong and traditional father.

This will help carry on the tradition of this great drink and will allow it to be brought to all those Irish Americans who haven’t had their homelands traditional drink.

We have everything in place to produce apart from some of the funding so please help us out.

How we will spend your money

We plan on using the funding to:
  • help us move production
  • licencing
  • marketing and distribution
  • bottling and labeling

Risks and challenges

Our main challenges include reinvigorating Poteen to the market. We have started discussion with distributors. We have already sampled the product and the feedback has been great but it will be a challenge to compete with established Irish Whiskeys with massive budgets.

We do feel that the authentic nature will give this product a niche foothold and hopefully we can build from there.

Another key challenge is changing the process from a small scale to a commercial scale. But we have researched this and have an experienced distiller to work on a consultancy basis.

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    Go raibh maith agat (Thanks) on the official website!

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    As above and a great Giant's Causeway Poteen Wallpaper

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    We will print your name on our packaging box of all our bottles

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    A signed postcard featuring our logo with a personal message from the makers

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    Giant’s Causeway Poteen T-shirt! Spread the word and revive Poteen! Super soft 100% cotton jersey! Choose your favorite!

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    A traditional bit of irish Peat (Turf) from the traditional home of the brewer and a great t-shirt

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    Get a set of our Limited Edition Poteen Glasses and one of our great t-shirts

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    Listed as a key contributor on our website and a set of our exclusive glasses

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    An exclusive limited edition Causeway Poteen hip flask

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    An invite to the launch party where the poteen will be flowing and a set of our exclusive glasses and a t-shirt

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    A great invite to the launch party in Ireland, be a VIP at the party and come and visit the production of the product.

    Also a free t-shirt and glasses

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Funding period

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