1st March 2023
A statement from the producers.
Knockeen Hills Poteen. EU Trademark: 00415539 Knockeen Hills Poteen®
Knockeen Hills Irish Poteen©
Extract from EU Legislation 20/02/2015
"Irish Poteen/Irish Potin is now exported to numerous countries worldwide and expected to grow to one million cases by 2025."
Extract from the "TECHNICAL FILE SETTING OUT THE SPECIFICATIONS WITH WHICH IRISH POTEEN/IRISH POITIN MUST COMPLY" dated 20th February 2015, submitted by the Food Industry Development Division, Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, Dublin, Ireland, jointly with the Department of the Environment for Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom, to the EU Commission, for registration.”
The following PowerPoint presentation headed ‘Pre-Brexit All Brands Presentation’ Click here was principally compiled and published prior to the publishing of Regulation (EU) 2019/787 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on the definition, description, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks, the use of the names of spirit drinks in the presentation and labelling of other foodstuffs, the protection of geographical indications for spirit drinks, the use of ethyl alcohol and distillates of agricultural origin in alcoholic beverages, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 110/2008
The Presentation Click here has been retained in this document, as a reference document for those involved in the historical research of the impact on the UK and in particular any consequential loss to the economy of the devolved administration of Northern Ireland.
For current information on the Knockeen Hills Brands, please refer directly to the following websites.
*All knockeen Hills Poteens are produced in an identical manner to those previously marketed as Knockeen Hills Irish Poteen.
However, to comply with Regulation (EU) 2019/787 the 90% vol. Knockeen Hills Poteen Gold Extra-Strength is unable to be sold in the UK Devolved Administration of Northern Ireland or any EU Customs Area. The two other lower alcoholic strength varieties being the Gold Strength 70% vol. and the Farmers Strength 60% vol. do not have the same restriction.