The Creature by danajd | 0 Texas Poteen: Irish style Moonshine distilled from Potatoes. Poitín (Poteen) traditionally distilled in a small pot still and the term is a diminutive of the Irish word pota, meaning “pot”. The Irish word for a hangover is póit. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.