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Distilleries

Location and contact:

Address:Ballynahinch Road,
Crossgar
Downpatrick
BT30 9HS
Telephone:02844830001
Email:hello@shortcrossgin.com
Website:

https://www.shortcrossgin.com/

Rademon Estate Distillery

Operated by: Rademon Estate Distillery

In establishing Rademon Estate Distillery, Fiona & David Boyd-Armstrong created Northern Ireland’s first Craft Distillery. The inspiration came from Fiona’s passion to rekindle the lost art of distilling in Northern Ireland. Shortcross Gin takes it’s name from their local village, Crossgar. In Gaelic or Irish, Crossgar means the “Short Cross”, so they are proud to have their village name on each and every bottle they produce.

The Elderflower, Elderberry, Wild Clover & Apples which are foraged from Rademon Estate are what gives Shortcross it’s Terroir or sense of place.

These are combined with traditional gin botanicals such as Juniper, Citrus Fruits, Coriander Seed, Cinnamon and Cassia to balance out the recipe.

Each Batch of Shortcross Gin is distilled in their unique Pot Column Stills. Their original still is a 450L Copper Pot-Column Still with two seven plate enrichment columns. The still was crafted by Christian Carl to their bespoke specification. In early 2018 the distillery commissioned a new 1,071L Copper Pot-Column Still to allow the development of new and exciting gin products.

Meet our distiller:

Fiona Boyd-Armstrong: Rademon Estate

In establishing Rademon Estate Distillery, Fiona & David Boyd-Armstrong created Northern Ireland’s first Craft Distillery. The inspiration came from Fiona’s passion to rekindle the lost art of distilling in Northern Ireland. Shortcross Gin takes it’s name from their local village,…
Fiona Boyd-Armstrong: Rademon Estate