Poteen is soon to be made available for sale legally.

Sam McCrossan and Alvin Patterson came up with the idea of bottling and selling poteen legally and now demand for the product is growing not just in Ireland but also internationally. However, the "above the counter moonshine" has attracted the attention of the exciseman.

In the name of research the two men tried and tested a number of batches of illegal poteen in order to get the flavour right. The product is expected to be available on the shelves in shops next week.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 12 October 1987. The reporter is Gary Honeyford.