Shortcross releases two unique Irish Whiskeys

The latest expressions are the Shortcross Cognac & Orange Liqueur Cask Single Malt Irish Whiskey and the Shortcross Distiller’s Duo Irish Whiskey

The new Irish Whiskey’s where distilled, matured and bottled at Rademon Estate Distillery (Pictured: Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong)

The distillers of Shortcross Irish Whiskey & Gin have revealed the latest expressions of Shortcross Irish Whiskey. These new Irish Whiskey’s where distilled, matured and bottled at Rademon Estate Distillery, which was founded by husband and wife team David & Fiona Boyd-Armstrong, and was the first new distillery in Northern Ireland in more than 100 years to release their own whiskey. 

The first new expression is the Shortcross seven year old Cognac & Orange Liqueur Cask Single Malt Irish Whiskey. A whiskey whose journey began in early 2016 when the distillery secured its first batch of peated malted barley. This malted barley was then mashed, brewed and double distilled on the distillery’s copper pot stills. 

David Boyd-Armstrong, director of Distilling & Blending, Rademon Estate, said:  “When we first approached our malt suppliers with a request for peated malt they each in turn told us that we were crazy, that’s not what you want to be doing, and that no one wants peated or smoky Irish whiskey. Of course, the irony now is that peated or smoky Irish whiskey is one of the hottest areas of the category.”

Limited to less than 1,000 bottles annually this expression is bottled at 70cl / 46%abv. RRP €75.00 

Launching alongside the above whiskey is a second new expression. The second new Shortcross five year old Distiller’s Duo Irish Whiskey, blends Shortcross Single Malt and Shortcross Single Pot Still Irish whiskey together to create a blend that showcases the distillery’s character. The new whiskey has been aged in a combination of ex-bourbon and virgin American Oak (Quercus Alba) casks.

Boyd-Armstrong said: “By combining our Single Malt and Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey’s together we are able to amplify the flavours and aromas of the malt and combine the with the spice and lush mouthfeel of the pot still to create a whiskey that we believe showcases our distillery character in the finest way possible.”

This is a core expression and bottled at 70cl / 46%abv. RRP €55.00 

Fiona Boyd-Armstrong, managing director, Rademon Estate, said: “These new Shortcross Irish Whiskeys are the first of a new range of releases and they are already on route to our key export markets for launch in Spring 2024 and are available now across the island of Ireland.” 

Shortcross Irish Whiskey available in: Republic of Ireland – Celtic Whiskey Shop ( and Northern Ireland – JN Wine (

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