Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong built Northern Ireland’s first craft distillery in 2013. It was Fiona’s passion to rekindle the lost art of distilling in Ireland that transported them on their distillery journey.
Shortcross Gin takes its name from their local village Crossgar, which in Gaelic translates to: “An Chrois Ghearr” or the Shortcross. They are proud to have their small village name on each and every bottle they distil. Shortcross is inspired by their surroundings, the distillery is located next to the magnificent Ballynahinch River amidst the roiling green hills and dense forests of County Down, their distillery setting is truly magical.
They forage elderflowers, elderberries, wild clover and apples from their gardens and forests. They use water from their historic estate well and slowly distil on their bespoke copper pot stills.
Scent: Bottled at 46% this is a juniper forward gin, with delicate floral aromas, summer meadows and freshly cut green grass. Followed by citrus and a mellow earthy nose.
Taste: Juniper upfront then vanilla, light peppery and oily. Orange, citrus and sweetness from the elderberries with a long smooth finish.
Serve: With premium tonic water and fresh orange zest.
Signature serve: Elderflower tonic, orange zest and mint garnish.
Signature Cocktail: Martini/Negroni/Clover Club
Rademon Estate Distillery
65 Church Road
Downpatrick BT30 9HR