Shortcross Irish Whiskey

Shortcross Irish Whiskey

Rademon Estate Distillery is proud to release the first inaugural release of Shortcross Irish Whiskey.  This unique release is the first Irish Whiskey to be wholly distilled and released by a new Irish Whiskey distillery in Northern Ireland since the 1920’s and the first whiskey to be released  outside of the Old Bushmills Distillery since the closure of the Old Comber and Coleraine distilleries.


This whiskey was double distilled on Rademon Estate Distillery’s original 450L copper pot still which at the time was the smallest whiskey still in use on the island of Ireland.


The whiskey has been matured in a unique cask combination that uses neither traditional bourbon or sherry casks.  In an industry first the inaugural batch of Shortcross Irish Whiskey is matured fully in Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux Red Wine casks before being finished in chinquapin oak, the first time this unique cask combination has been used in Irish Whiskey.  These casks have delivered less than 700 bottles for this inaugural release.


The whiskey has been fully matured for 5 Years, and is the first of the new wave of releases from new Irish Whiskey distilleries to carry an age statement on whiskey that has been produced at the own distilleries.


In introducing this release, Co-Founder and Head Distiller, David Boyd-Armstrong said “When laying down these cask of Irish Whiskey we had a vision that we always wanted to create something unique for our first release.  In doing so we set ourselves a challenge of sourcing the right casks that would mature the newly created spirit to show case the unique flavours and aromas of the whiskey.


Commenting further on the release, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Fiona Boyd-Armstrong noted “This has been the combination of over 10 years work to build a new distillery in Northern Ireland and in doing so created exceptional spirits.  As the first woman to found and operate a modern Whiskey distillery on the island of Ireland this release feels like a significant landmark for both Rademon and also the Irish Whiskey industry as a whole.”


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Shortcross Irish Whiskey


Our whiskey deconstructed


Release #:                               Inaugural


Number of Bottles:                  Less than 700


Distillery Name:                       Rademon Estate Distillery, Co. Down


Spirit Type:                              Double Distilled Single Malt


Still Type:                                450L Copper Pot Still


Distilled by:                             David Boyd-Armstrong


Phenol Count:                         N/A


Release Date:                         December 2021


Age Statement:                       5 Years Old


%ABV:                                     46.0%


Chill Filtered:                           No


Caramel Colouring:                 No


Maturation Cask Type:           W16/001 – Red Wine, Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux


W16/002 – Red Wine, Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux


Finish Cask Type:                   Virgin Chinquapin Oak, High Char


Barley Origin:                          Island of Ireland


Yeast Type:                             Pressed, M & MX


Water Source:                         Rademon Estate Aquifer


Fermentation Time:                100 Hours+


Cask Filling Strength:             Still Strength ~67%ABV


Distilled:                                  March 2016


Maturation Cask Filled:           March 2016


Cask Filled by:                        Fiona Boyd-Armstrong


Vatting:                                    October to November 2021


Bottled:                                    November 2021


Maturation:                              Rademon Estate Distillery, Co Down.


Bottling:                                   Rademon Estate Distillery, Co Down.