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Poitín – 1823

Connaught Journal

Malted Grain  Photo: Pierre-alain dorange  Wikimedia Commons
Malted Grain
Photo: Pierre-alain dorange
Wikimedia Commons

10th February, 1823

REVENUE SEIZURES
From the 5th ult to the 5th inst, those active and enterprising Officers of
Excise, Messrs. THOMAS and GLYNN, accompanied by Lieut GRAVES, and the
detachment of the 3d Revenue Corps stationed at Gort, seized six copper
stills, still heads and worms; twenty gallons of spirits; 47 barrels of
malt; and destroyed 21 illicit distilleries, with 54 fermenting vessels,
containing 1680 gallons of pot-ale and singlings, and arrested nine persons
found in illicit distilleries and malt houses.