Straight from the heart of Dublin, Little & Green is a new Irish drink that dares to bring poitín to the party with a bold approach. Inspired by local flavours tailored to an Irish palate, Little & Green’s sparkling canned cocktails are proudly made with poitín, created with the drink innovators at BAR 1661 and Craft Cocktails, for bold moments, on the go, cold from the can.
Ireland’s native spirit has a rollercoaster reputation – the drink of the people has a few stories to tell. Today poitín is an exciting craft spirit, driven by fierce and fearless poitín pioneers on the island. Little & Green dares to bring poitin back with a bang with this range of ready to drink cocktails made for a ‘no invitation required’ good time. Little & Green was created with the award-winning team at BAR 1661, home to the world’s largest selection of poitín and the palates behind the bestselling Irish brand Craft Cocktails.
The name Little & Green references the corner where BAR 1661 is located, at the intersection of Little Britain Street and Green Street in Dublin 7, where the idea for the brand was born – to bring poitín to the people with an Irish statement that won’t blend into the background. Made with two of Ireland’s leading poitín brands, Mad March Hare and Bán, the range launches with a pair of big on flavour sparkling cocktails. Sneaky Orchard is a refreshing Collins, a harvest festival of ripe pear, crisp apple, and elderflower flavours. Shady Bramble is inspired by Ireland’s deep, dense hedgerows and is bursting with flavours of wild juicy blackberry, raspberry, and violet.
Little & Green are proudly the first range of canned cocktails to be made with poitín. They contain no artificial sweeteners and are vegan and gluten free with an ABV of 5%. Distributed by Intrepid Spirits, Little & Green is available from www.littleandgreen.ie in 12 packs of 300ml cans priced at €42 + free shipping. Follow @littleandgreen__ on Instagram to stay in the know.
ABOUT MAD MARCH HARE
Mad March Hare is an award-winning Irish Poitín from Intrepid Spirits that is the best- selling poitín brand in the United States. Embracing the resilience and Celtic character of the Irish hare, this iconic but endangered native has inhabited the Irish countryside since the last ice age, adapting and fighting to survive, much like poitín makers themselves. Mad March Hare uses only the finest, locally sourced malted barley and is triple distilled in small copper pot stills in West Cork. Bottled at 40%, this results in a drink that is full of character and exceptionally smooth.
Bán, founded in 2012 was a pioneering brand of the current poitín revival. Created by owner of BAR 1661 and poitín aficionado Dave Mulligan, it has gone on to become a bartender favourite throughout the UK and Ireland. Produced with The Echlinville Distillery, their distilling with intention, grain to glass approach saw the brand crowned ‘Ireland’s Best Poitín” three years running. Creators of the modern Irish classic ‘Belfast Coffee’ cocktail, Little & Green is Bán’s latest offer in contemporary poitín products for the modern generation of drinkers.
ABOUT BAR 1661
BAR 1661 is a fiercely independent and staunchly Irish cocktail bar in the heart of Dublin with a mission to celebrate poitín and elevate Irish cocktail culture, the bar boasts the world’s largest selection of poitín. The passionate perfectionists at BAR 1661 source from the island’s most innovative producers, and from the local community of Dublin’s city grocers and markets. Six months after opening in April 2019, BAR 1661 won Ireland’s Best Cocktail Bar at the 2019 Irish Craft Cocktails Awards.
In October 2020, the bartenders at BAR 1661 poured their passion and expertise for crafting exceptional drinks into the Craft Cocktails’ range of premium bottled cocktails. Made with natural ingredients and premium spirits, the colourful range has won multiple awards since launching and is now available at over 50 venues and retailers nationwide.