Shortcross Gin-makers triple capacity

The maker of the award-winning Shortcross Gin, the first gin to be distilled in the North of Ireland, has just completed a €2.8 million redevelopment of its County Down-based distillery which trebles production capacity to over 50,000 litres a year.

The 20-month expansion project brings the total investment to  more than €5 million over the last three years and includes the addition of two copper stills as well as the addition of a contemporary new Visitor Experience Centre.

Through its multi-award-winning Shortcross Gin, Rademon Estate Distillery has made a big impact in the burgeoning craft spirits market since its launch. Founded in 2012 by husband and wife team Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong, Rademon is located at the couple’s historic family estate just outside Crossgar, County Down.

The new 1,071 lire capacity still is considered to be the most advanced gin still in use in Ireland.

Rademon has thus increased its brewing and distilling capacity by over 500% as it continues production of its Single Malt Irish Whiskey. This investment includes the installation of a 1,750-litre Copper Pot Still dedicated to whiskey production while additional fermentation capacity has also been added within the Still House.

“This is also an exciting time as we prepare to test the first batch of our new Single Malt Irish Whiskey with a view to release later this year or in early 2019,” commented David, who’s also the Head Distiller.

Shortcross Gin is distributed exclusively here by Counterpoint Wholesale.




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