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Rademon Estate Distillery debuts Shortcross Irish Whiskey

This is the first Irish whiskey to be wholly distilled and released by a new distillery in Northern Ireland since the 1920s
Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong
Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong
Rademon Estate Distillery, maker of Shortcross Gin, is proud to release the first inaugural release of Shortcross Irish Whiskey (46% ABV). The whiskey was double-distilled on Rademon Estate Distillery’s original 450-litre copper pot still, which the distillery says was the smallest whiskey still in use on the island of Ireland at that time.

Unusually, this whiskey has been fully matured for five years in Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux Red Wine casks before being finished in chinquapin oak – the first time this unique cask combination has been used in Irish whiskey. These casks have delivered less than 700 bottles for this inaugural release.
Shortcross Single Malt Whiskey

In introducing this release, co-founder and head distiller, David Boyd-Armstrong, said, “When laying down these casks of Irish whiskey, we had a vision that we always wanted to create something unique for our first release. In doing so, we set ourselves a challenge of sourcing the right casks that would mature the newly created spirit to showcase the unique flavours and aromas of the whiskey.”

Commenting further on the release, co-founder and managing director, Fiona Boyd-Armstrong, noted “...As the first woman to found and operate a modern whiskey distillery on the island of Ireland, this release feels like a significant landmark for both Rademon and also the Irish whiskey industry as a whole.”

At the recent 2021 Irish Whiskey Awards, Shortcross Single Malt was named best 'New Irish Whiskey'. Of this, Fiona Boyd-Armstrong said, “This has been a long time coming, and we are delighted that our fantastic Irish malt whiskey has already been acknowledged by industry, in what we hope is the first of many awards for Shortcross Whiskey..."

Less than 700 bottles of the inaugural Shortcross Irish Whiskey are available.