New craft gin is first for Northern IrelandBy Melita Kiely
The first craft gin distillery in Northern Ireland has officially launched its first small-batch product, Shortcross Gin.
Created by Rademon Estate Distillery, Shortcross Gin is made using a blend of botanicals that includes juniper, fresh apples, elderberries, wild clover, coriander, orange peel, lemon peel and cassia.
The new release is said to offer a classic yet contemporary flavour, with a smooth and long peppery finish.
Founded in 2012 by husband and wife David Boyd-Armstrong and Fiona Boyd-Armstrong, Rademon Estate Distillery is situated outside Downpatrick, County Down, at the couple’s family estate.
Bottled at 46% abv, Shortcross Gin is currently being distributed by James Nicholson Wine Merchants and is available online at www.jnwine.com at an RRP of £34.99 per 700ml bottle.