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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.

Rademon Estate Distillery Brands:

Shortcross Gin

Northern Ireland’s first premium craft gin, Shortcross gin began as the brainchild of David Boyd-Armstrong, owner of the Rademon Estate in Northern Ireland. This small batch philosophy ensures that every aspect of their gin meets their precise vision. Everything is crafted and perfected by hand. Shortcross Gin was created to be a classical Gin with a unique twist; best described as floral meadows, wild berries and grassy notes. It is highly aromatic with an exceptionally long and smooth finish.

Further information:

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…

Fiona Boyd-Armstrong: Rademon Estate

The Rademon Estate is one of Ireland’s oldest and, thanks to husband and wife team David and Fiona Boyd-Armstrong, it is now the home of Shortcross Gin. We talk to Fiona about their exciting journey. THE GIN GUILD: What made you set up your own distillery? FIONA BOYD-ARMSTRONG: “I had always wanted to open a distillery at my family home, Rademon Estate, but when I first proposed the idea many years ago, everyone dismissed me! When David and I got married in 2011 the idea came back into focus and so began our journey to create Rademon Estate Distillery and Shortcross Gin.…