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Shortcross gin maker launches aged expression

Ireland’s Rademon Estate Distillery has launched a cask-aged version of its Shortcross Gin brand through luxury retailer Fortnum & Mason.

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Rademon Estate Distillery has launched a cask aged gin

Cask Aged Shortcross Gin has been rested in French oak casks from the Chateau de La Ligne in Bordeaux that previously contained the Chateau Cuvee Prestige wine.

The casks used to create the brand’s first oak rested release were hand-selected by Rademon Estate’s head distiller David Boyd-Armstrong, who was advised by chateau owner Terry Cross.

“As the distillery has grown and developed we have been experimenting with ageing spirits in a variety of different casks and I am delighted with the results of this Cask Aged Shortcross Gin,” said Boyd-Armstrong.

Bottled at 44% abv, Cask Aged Shortcross Gin is said to exhibit the “key” juniper, citrus and floral characteristics” of the core Shortcross variant, with the additional flavour of “lightly toasted oak and velvety tannins”.

Only 160 bottles of the gin have been released through London’s Fortnum & Mason, where it will feature as the store’s ‘Spirit of the Month’ throughout February.

A further 300 bottles of the gin will be available through Rademon’s distribution partners, JN Wines in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

Described as Northern Ireland’s “first and only craft distillery”, Rademon Estate was founded in 2012 and recently revealed plans to develop a new Irish malt whiskey following additional investment.

The first bottles of whiskey are scheduled for release in summer 2018, with plans to open a visitor centre in Rademon Estate Distillery later this year.

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