In April, the gin won a Silver Medal at the 2015, with record-breaking numbers of submissions in the gin category this year.
Shortcross Gin is the first spirit to be launched by Rademon Estate Distillery – NI’s first and only craft distillery. Founded in 2012 by husband and wife team Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong, Rademon Estate Distillery is located at the couple’s historic family estate just outside Downpatrick, County Down. The first batch of the super premium craft gin, Shortcross, was released in May 2014.
To celebrate the brand’s recent success and to mark its first year, Rademon Estate Distillery has launched a special limited edition Anniversary batch. Each of the 365 bottles – one for each day of its first year – is individually signed, labelled, numbered and sealed with a striking gold wax.
Shortcross Gin exports to four countries including France, Great Britian and Holland, with plans to expand its export distribution network in the coming year.
“The small batch philosophy behind Shortcross is at the heart of everything we do,” commented Founder and Head Distiller, David Boyd-Armstrong, “From handpicking, foraging and sourcing the botanicals, drawing our own fresh waters to managing the delicate distillation process in our custom copper still and bottling and labelling each bottle by hand, we’re driven by a passion to create the finest gin in Ireland.”
This month, the distillery will invite bartenders to showcase their Shortcross Signature Serves in a special competition. Judges including Oliver Ward from Gin Foundry and Caroline Wilson, Northern Ireland’s Local Food Hero 2014 and founder of Belfast Food Tours, will be tasked with deciding the top three Shortcross Signature Serves.