Rademon Estate  begins whiskey production 

County Down-based Rademon Estate Distillery has revealed plans to develop a new Irish Malt Whiskey.

This Summer, it sealed the first casks of its new small batch Irish whiskey and got production underway with 100 barrels expected to be casked within the first year.

This phase of distillery development completes a sizeable £1.5 million investment while the continued expansion of the distillery over the next three years will represent a total investment of over £4 million, creating up to six new jobs in the process.

Northern Ireland’s first and only craft distillery and producer of the multi award-winning Shortcross Gin was founded in 2012 by husband and wife team Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong. Shortcross Gin is now exported to four countries, including France and Holland.

The Distillery also plans a further investment of over £2.5 million to put to work larger pot stills and associated equipment that’ll give the distillery a capacity of 35,000 litres of pure alcohol per annum. The pair hope to create a unique Visitor Experience Centre too as part of this investment as the business expands over the next three years.

All aspects of production for the new Irish malt whiskey, from grain to glass, will be conducted on-site with no third party spirit being used. The whiskey will be matured in a variety of casks which the distillery hopes will allow new and innovative flavours and aromas to be created and water from the estate’s own well will be used.

“I’m greatly looking forward to August 2018 when we’ll be able to sample our first three year-old Irish Malt Whiskey,” commented Head Distiller and Operations Director David Boyd-Armstrong.

Parties interested in purchase or distribution of Rademon Estate Distillery’s first release of its Irish Malt Whiskey can register their interest by emailing A number of casks have already been pre-ordered,. Additional casks are being sold over the coming months.

Over the coming months too, Rademon Estate Distillery will expand its team, doubling its current workforce from four to eight employees, with at least a further two posts expected to be created in the future as the expansion of the distillery continues, bringing the total number of employees to 10.



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