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Shortcross Gin



Founded in 2012 by husband and wife team, David and Fiona Boyd-Armstrong, Rademon Estate Distillery in Co. Down is one of Ireland’s leading distilleries and home of the internationally acclaimed Shortcross Gin.


Producing innovative, premium spirits for the discerning consumer with the aspiration to create something unique & reminiscent of the surrounding forests and gardens. Dense, lush, verdant and alive with nature, it’s a playground of botanicals, and the inspiration for Shortcross Gin.


In 2017, Shortcross Gin was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Awards  “Products awarded a Gold medal are exceptional. They are near the pinnacle of achievement in their particular category. They are products that set the standard for all others of their type.”


In November 2017, Rademon Estate Distillery opened it’s doors to the public with a new state-of-the-art Visitors Centre, boasting a Shortcross Gin bar and Distillery shop and a fully-licensed outdoor terrace, all in the stunning surroundings of the 500 acre Estate.  Unlike any other distillery experience in Ireland, guests are welcomed by founders Fiona and Head Distiller David Boyd-Armstrong. David allows an exclusive, behind the scenes look at the fascinating distillery and explains the precise, by-hand processes that make Shortcross Gin so special.  At the heart of the distillery stands the magnificent 450l copper pot still, furnished with two enrichment columns – the only one of it’s kind in the world.

Festival Event: 

Shortcross Distillery, The Rademon Estate, Downpatrick, County Down
June 29th & 30th, different times. Tickets here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/rademonestatedistillery
Take a journey through this small but perfectly crafted distillery, learning how they distill the wonderful Shortcross Gin and Single Malt Irish Whiskey. Then bask in a botanical journey and enjoy a tutored tasting experience engaging all your senses before you master the art of creating the perfect Shortcross Gin and Tonic. Each guest will recieve a Shortcross branded glass and a £5.00 voucher towards an onsite bottle purchase.



FEATURED DRINK: Shortcross Gin