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Rademon Estate releases locally produced Rye & Malt Irish Whiskey


Following on from the launch of its inaugural Shortcross Single Malt Irish Whiskey, which was awarded best New Irish Whiskey at The Irish Whiskey Awards, Rademon Estate Distillery has announced its second release - Shortcross Rye & Malt Irish Whiskey.

Double distilled on copper pot stills, including one of the smallest whiskey stills on the island of Ireland, Shortcross Rye & Malt Irish whiskey has been distilled, matured and bottled at Rademon Estate Distillery in Co Down.

Created with a unique mash bill of 100% Irish malted rye and malted barley and aged in a combination of virgin chinkapin oak and ex-bourbon barrels, it is non-chill filtered, all natural colour and carries an ABV of 46%.

“When my wife Fiona and I founded Rademon Estate Distillery back in 2014, distilling whiskey was the dream,” said David Boyd-Armstrong, co-founder and head distiller. “Last year this was realised with the launch of Shortcross Single Malt Irish Whiskey and we’re so proud to launch another uniquely Shortcross whiskey with the release of Shortcross Rye & Malt Irish Whiskey.

“With Rye & Malt, we’re continuing to lay down whiskey that has a distinctive taste profile. We strive to create as much flavour as possible in each stage of our whiskey making process and using water from the historic well on our estate, this release combines a mash bill of 100% Irish malted rye and malted barley to create a whiskey with spicy and peppery notes.”

Shortcross Single Malt Irish Whiskey was the first new whiskey to be released from a Northern Ireland distillery in over 100 years, and 2022 will see further new releases from Rademon Estate Distillery.

Shortcross Rye & Malt Irish Whiskey is available now online, at the Rademon Estate Distillery shop and independent off sales.

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Meanwhile, the business has just launched its inaugural Shortcross Whiskey tours at the Distillery just outside of Crossgar. Tours commenced in April, and will run every Friday and Saturday, offering a fully immersive guided tour of the distillery and whiskey making process.