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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 (talkcontribs) 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)


See Wiktionary:Tea room/2017/December#poteen. - -sche (discuss) 04:39, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Interesting. Please update the entry if necessary. — SGconlaw (talk) 05:19, 13 January 2018 (UTC)