Rademon Estate Distillery, makers of Shortcross Gin, begin production of new Irish Malt Whiskey

 

Rademon announce Irish Whiskey 1 

The makers of the award-winning Shortcross Gin have announced plans to develop a brand new premium Irish Whiskey.

Rademon Estate Distillery, based in County Down, Northern Ireland has revealed plans to develop a new Irish Malt Whiskey. This summer, the first casks of their new small batch Irish whiskey have been sealed and production is now getting under way, with 100 barrels expected to be casked within the first year.

This phase of the Distillery development completes a sizeable £1.5M investment to date, while the continued expansion of the Distillery over the next three years will represent a total investment of over £4M, creating up to six new jobs.

Northern Ireland’s first and only craft distillery and the producer of the multi award-winning Shortcross Gin, Rademon Estate Distillery has made a big impact in the burgeoning craft spirits market since its launch.  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.

Rademon announce Irish Whiskey 4

To develop the new product, the company has been supported with a £50,000 grant through Invest NI’s R&D Boosting Business scheme to develop the background technology, process and skills to enable the method of production to be developed. Invest NI’s research and development support is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.

Rademon Estate Distillery also plans a further investment in excess of £2.5M to put to work larger Pot Stills and associated equipment that will give the distillery a capacity of 35,000 litres of pure alcohol per annum. They hope to create a unique Visitor Experience Centre as part of this investment as the business expands over the next three years.

Fiona Boyd-Armstrong, Managing Director of Rademon Estate Distillery said:The research and development behind the creation of our Irish Whiskey has been extensive and the valuable support from Invest NI has helped us reach this exciting stage. We are proud to announce this project and that this will be amongst the first Irish Whiskeys to be distilled in Northern Ireland.”

All aspects of production for the new Irish malt whiskey, from grain to glass, will be performed on site with no third party spirit being used.  The whiskey will be matured in a variety of casks, which the distillery hope will allow new and innovative flavours and aromas to be created and water from the estate’s own well will be used.

David Boyd-Armstrong, Head Distiller and Operations Director of Rademon Estate Distillery said:I am thrilled we have developed what I know will be a fantastic Irish Malt Whiskey and I’m greatly looking forward to August 2018 when we will be able to sample our first three year old Irish Malt Whiskey. This style of whiskey is a personal favourite of mine due to the complex flavour profile and I feel it is under represented in the market.”

Parties interested in purchase or distribution of Rademon Estate Distillery’s first release of their Irish Malt Whiskey can register their interest by emailing sales@shortcrossgin.com. A number of casks have already been pre-ordered, with additional casks being sold over the coming months.

Over the coming months, Rademon Estate Distillery will expand their team, doubling their current workforce from four to eight employees, with at least a further two posts expected to be created in the future as the expansion of the distillery continues, bringing the total number of employees to 10.

Signature Edit

Love Belfast
Belfast guide to restaurants, bars, nightclubs, concerts, events, hotels, entertainment, special offers, news, gossip, travel, festivals and culture. http://lovebelfast.co.uk

Related Articles

Armagh timber business in pandemic re-think as demand for garden pods soar

'The idea came from the fact that everyone is working from home. We needed to build something that was high quality and would suit...

Advice: Help With Business Rates

During the 2020-21 rating year most business ratepayers in Northern Ireland will benefit from a 4-month rates holiday and many from a 12-month rates...

OKTO Technologies brings ‘breath of fresh air’ to COVID world

OKTO Technologies brings ‘breath of fresh air’ to COVID world

1 COMMENT

Leave a Reply

Stay Connected

81,889FansLike
60,888FollowersFollow
164,555FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

NI Chamber’s Meet the Buyer to boost local supply chain

NI Chamber is inviting suppliers from across Northern Ireland to register for its annual ‘Meet the Buyer’ before the application deadline on Friday 9...

INTRODUCING THE SKINICIAN AGELESS PEPTIDE EYE COMPLEX

SKINICIAN, the Irish skincare experts are pleased to announce the latest addition to their AGELESS System, the AGELESS Peptide Eye Complex. An eye cream...

Digital Help launches for Get Online Week

Get Online Week runs from Monday 19 – Friday 23 October 2020 and aims to help people get online and improve their digital skills. In...

Coca-Cola doubles funding available through Coca-Cola Thank You Fund to €100K and extends application date

Additional funding provided following strong response from youth groups  Grant applications can be made via www.coca-cola.ie/thankyou until October 19th Coca-Cola has announced today that it is increasing the...

INITIATIVE ENCOURAGES PUBLIC TO GIFT THE CITY AND SUPPORT CITY CENTRE BUSINESSES

An initiative aimed at encouraging the public to #GiftTheCity and support Belfast city centre businesses has been announced by the Business Improvement Districts: (BIDs)...