Top 10 new Irish whiskey distilleries

13th January, 2016 by Amy Hopkins

Rademon Estate Distillery (new)

RademonOpened: 2012

Rademon Estate Distillery describes itself as the first craft distillery in Northern Ireland. Based in County Down, the distillery launched its inaugural product, Shortcross Gin in May 2014.

While Rademon was founded in 2012 by Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong, the distillery only revealed plans to move into Irish whiskey production in September last year. The team has already sealed the first casks of the new small batch malt whiskey, with 100 barrels expected to be filled in the first year.

The distillery said it will not turn to third party producers to source liquid and will oversee all stages of production, “from grain to glass”, in-house. Rademon will continue to expand over the next three years until its first whiskey is ready to sample with a total investment of £4m.

5 Responses to “Top 10 new Irish whiskey distilleries”

  1. R Biebrich says:

    What about the new Teeling Distillery in Dublin

  2. A Martin says:

    Don’t see how you can ignore the Teeling Whiskey Distillery or The Great Northern Distillery in Dundalk both of whom are in full production compared to some of the 10 who haven’t had a sod turned on their products. Very Strange

  3. Alan martin says:

    Fair enough

  4. Shane O Sullivan says:

    What about the West Cork Distillery in Skibbereen, Cork. Great local business expanding with a fantastic Whiskey portfolio. Also, in FULL PRODUCTION. Not mentioned in either article?

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