Northern Ireland’s First Craft Gin Distillery Launches Shortcross Gin

Rademon Estate Distillery, the first and only craft distillery to be established in Northern Ireland have officially launched their first product, Shortcross Gin.  

Shortcross Gin is the first small batch, craft spirit to be launched under the Shortcross brand by Rademon Estate Distillery.  Shortcross Gin is an aromatic and exceptionally long, smooth Gin that redefines what an Irish Gin should be.  Created through the use of fresh apples, elderberries and wild clover distilled with other botanicals including juniper, coriander, orange peel, lemon peel and cassia. The combination of botanicals creates a unique and uplifting aroma reminiscent of a summer meadow, and gives Shortcross Gin a classic yet contemporary flavour with an exceptionally smooth and long peppery finish.

Founded in 2012 by husband and wife team Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong, Rademon Estate Distillery is located outside Downpatrick, County Down at the couples historic family estate.

The Distillery is passionate about hand crafting and creating only the finest, artisan premium spirits products. In creating Shortcross Gin, David and Fiona take the time and passion to ensure that every aspect of their gin is perfected by hand. From handpicking and sourcing the finest botanicals, drawing their own fresh water, distilling in a bespoke copper still, to bottling and labelling, every element of Shortcross Gin is created by hand to meet the couples exacting standards for exceptional quality.

Shortcross Gin is currently being distributed by James Nicholson Wine Merchants and is now available in leading bars and restaurants across Northern Ireland including James Street South, Hadskis, James Street South Bar & Grill, Ox Belfast, Balloo House, The Parsons Nose, The Poachers Pocket, Muriels Café Bar and The John Hewitt.

Notes to Editors:

Shortcross Gin is made at Rademon Estate Distillery; Northern Ireland’s First craft Distillery. With a small batch philosophy, the distillery ensures every aspect of each gin meets the exacting vision of it’s founders. With the finest botanicals (sourced and handpicked), fresh water drawn from the estate itself and distilled in a bespoke copper still each element of Shortcross Gin, including bottling and labelling has been crafted and perfected by hand.

Shortcross Gin is being distributed exclusively by James Nicholson Wine Merchants ( and Prohibition Drinks NI (

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