The distillers at Rademon Estate Distillery in Co. Down, home to Shortcross Gin, have released a new batch of their international award-winning limited edition Shortcross Cask Aged Gin. Three casks of the expression were laid to rest this year with a limited number of bottles now available to purchase across UK & Ireland.
Commenting on Rademon Estate Distillery’s latest release David Boyd-Armstrong, Head Distiller and Operations Director, said: “The release of our first batch of Shortcross Cask Aged Gin took place earlier this year and was an incredible success. Due to the unprecedented demand for this new Shortcross expression we decided to release another batch of our highly commended Shortcross Cask Aged Gin in the run up to Christmas, providing us with the perfect opportunity to offer a unique product and gift during the festive period.”
To create this limited edition, Shortcross Gin was carefully rested in French oak casks from the Chateau de La Ligne in Bordeaux that had previously contained the Chateau Cuvee Prestige wine. The casks were hand-picked by Head Distiller David Boyd-Armstrong with the help of the chateau owner, Terry Cross of Wine Geese fame.
Competing at an international level with leading spirits brands across the globe, the Shortcross Cask Aged Gin has won numerous accolades this year at both the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 and The Spirits Business Gin Masters, a mark of its exceptional taste and flavour.
The 44% proof Shortcross Cask Aged Gin exhibits the key Shortcross characteristics of being juniper led with citrus and floral notes, but now adds an abundance of bright summer berries with notes of rose petals and vanilla, combined with lightly toasted oak and velvety tannins.
Earlier this year, the distillery launched its first batch of Shortcross Cask Aged Gin exclusively through London retail partner Fortnum & Mason where it featured as Spirit of the Month, the expression was widely sought and sold out in less than ten days, becoming one of the best-selling Spirits of the Month for the luxury retailer.
Fiona Boyd-Armstrong, Managing Director, Rademon Estate Distillery said: “The response to the launch of our limited edition Shortcross Cask Aged Gin earlier this year has been fantastic and we are delighted to release another batch in the run up to Christmas. We are continuously exploring ways to provide new and innovative offerings to gin lovers, our limited edition Shortcross Cask Aged Gin is truly special with each individual bottle perfected by hand here at Rademon Estate Distillery.”
Rademon Estate Distillery is the producer of the multi award-winning Shortcross Gin. 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.
In 2015, the Distillery 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 in 2017.