As the summer gin season gets under way, Irish distillery, Rademon Estate is celebrating having won a trio of Awards for Shortcross Gin at The Gin Masters 2016.

Award Winning

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The Co. Down Distillery swept the board at the prestigious competition, which attracts entries from leading spirits brands across the world.

Shortcross Gin beat off stiff competition to clinch the highly coveted ‘Master’ accolade in the Ultra Premium category, whilst the Shortcross Cask Aged Gin and Shortcross Gin Wild Clover Edition each picked up Silver Awards in the Cask and Contemporary categories, respectively.

The History

Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong

Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong

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 lovingly created artisan craft Gin, Shortcross was released in 2014 to great local acclaim and has quickly grown to become a firm favourite amongst gin lovers at home and abroad.

Support for Shortcross

Shortcross Bramble

Stocked in leading Irish hotels, restaurants and bars including Belfast’s 5*star, Merchant Hotel, James St South, Europa Hotel, Michelin starred restaurant Ox, the Culloden Estate, Castle Leslie in Co. Monaghan, The Westbury in Dublin, Ashford Castle in Co. Mayo and The g in Galway, Shortcross has quickly gained the support of Irish gin lovers, high profile mixologists and chefs due to its distinctive, unique taste.

Commenting on the news, Co-Founder and head distiller, David Boyd-Armstrong said: “We are so proud of the success of our three Shortcross Gin expressions at The Gin Masters. This is a highly competitive and prestigious competition. We are driven by a passion to create the finest premium spirits in Ireland and these awards are a testament to the energy, love and commitment we put into crafting our Shortcross Gin.”

New Editions

Shortcross White Lady

Earlier this year, the Distillery released Cask Aged Shortcross Gin and Shortcross Gin Wild Clover Edition, which quickly sold out due to phenomenal demand. Further batches of the two new expressions will be released this summer.

Irish Malt Whiskey – Coming Soon.

Shortcross Rademon Cup

Last year, the Distillery announced that it had laid down the first casks of a new Irish Malt Whiskey, the first bottles of which are expected to be released in summer 2018. There are also plans to open a unique visitor centre at Rademon Estate later in 2016.


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