It is assuredly not "made of potatoes", a long-standing misconception. I doubt it ever was except in extremis by the most down and out. It is made of barley malt like other whiskey-like produce. Any objection to correcting this? —This unsigned comment was added by Meabhar~enwiktionary (talk • contribs) at 07:54, 17 September 2006.
- According to "w:Poitín", it is made from a number of different bases, including potatoes. — SGconlaw (talk) 17:22, 18 December 2017 (UTC)