Silver For Shortcross at IWSC

Shortcross Gin celebrates winning a Silver Medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition

There are sure to be high spirits at Rademon Estate Distillery as Ireland’s international award-winning gin, Shortcross celebrate­s a silver medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition 2015.

Shortcross Gin is the first spirit to be launched by Rademon Estate Distillery – Northern Ireland’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, Co. Down. The first batch of their super premium craft Gin, Shortcross was released in May 2014 to great critical acclaim and the word is spreading fast.

In just a year since its launch at the Rademon Estate Distillery, Shortcross has quickly become the choice of discerning gin drinkers at home and abroad. From Belfast to Dublin, London to Edinburgh and Paris to San Francisco, Shortcross is causing a stir in the global craft gin market.

In July, the award-winning Co. Down gin added to its already impressive list of accolades, winning a Silver Medal at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition.

Shortcross impressed the judges –amongst the world’s leading spirits experts – to beat off stiff competition from gin brands across the world to clinch the coveted silver medal, which was no mean feat, in a highly competitive category.

Rademon Estate Distillery is now exporting Shortcross Gin to four countries, including, France, GB and Holland, with plans to expand its export distribution network and bring Shortcross to more countries in the coming year.

Commenting on the success of Shortcross in its first year, Founder and Head Distiller, David Boyd-Armstrong said: “Over the last year, we have worked hard to grow and establish Shortcross Gin. The small batch philosophy behind Shortcross is at the heart of everything we do. 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 are driven by a passion to create the finest gin in Ireland.”

A vibrant gin with an exceptionally long and smooth finish, Shortcross is classic in style with a unique twist. Fresh apples, elderberries, elderflower and Irish clover are foraged and handpicked within the estate grounds and distilled with other botanicals including juniper, coriander, orange peel, lemon peel and cassia to create an uplifting bouquet of wild berries and summer meadows.

Fiona Boyd-Armstrong, Managing Director, commented on their most recent win: “We are delighted to have won this silver medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition and look forward to adding more awards to our cabinet in the future. We are proud to distil this now international award winning spirit here in County Down”

Shortcross Gin is stocked by leading high-end hotels, restaurants and bars across Ireland and the UK, including Belfast’s Merchant Hotel, James Street South, Ox, Balloo House, Newforge House and Bushmills Inn.

Shortcross Gin has an RRP of £40 and is available to buy online across Ireland at, Celtic Whiskey Shop and Master of Malt in the UK.

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