Rademon Estate Distillery

At Rademon Estate Distillery we are proud to be Northern Ireland’s First Award Winning Craft Distillery.  Our small batch philosophy ensures that every aspect of our spirits meets our exacting vision.  Everything is crafted and perfected by hand.

Our first spirit, Shortcross Gin, was released in April 2014 and is inspired by its surroundings of lush gardens and forest fauna.  Shortcross was created to be a classical Gin that with a unique twist; best described as floral meadows, wild berries and grassy notes.  It is highly aromatic with an exceptionally long and smooth finish.

Following on from the success of Shortcross Gin, the first casks of our Irish Whiskey were laid down at Rademon Estate Distillery in 2015.  Our whiskies are double distilled on bespoke copper pot still’s to create a fuller bodied spirit.  The distillery is also focusing on the innovative use of cereals and cask selection to create new flavour profiles.  Our first Single Malt Irish Whiskey will come of age in late 2018

We welcome guests from all over the world to explore our unique working distillery and visitors centre.

Experience Tour and Tasting

We are now offering exclusive pre-booked tour and tasting experiences, these will unlock some of the secrets and skills that go into creating our single malt whiskey and Shortcross Gin.

David Boyd-Armstrong, our Head Distiller, will talk you through the fascinating process; from how we harvest local botanicals, draw fresh water from the distillery well, distil on a bespoke copper pot still and bottle and label the finished product on site.

After the tour, discover our Visitors Centre and fully licenced bar. Enjoy a guided tasting and browse the Distillery Shop.

Pre-booked tours will be held on the following basis:

Tuesday – Friday

3 Tours per day – 1.5 hrs per tour

Experience vouchers – £20.00 per person (includes a tour and taste and a £5.00 voucher redeemable at our Distillery Shop)

Experience vouchers must be pre-paid and are non-refundable up to 72 hours prior to your arrival (min nos. of 15 people for a private tour)

Due to this being a working distillery, visitors must wear suitable footwear (no open toes or stiletto heels)

Visitors must be 18 or over

T&C’s Apply

Corporate & Private Events

Set in over 500 acres and 30 minutes from Belfast City Centre, Rademon Estate Distillery is a stunning setting for Corporate and Private Events.  With our fully licenced, private indoor and outdoor spaces, the Estate offers a wealth of bespoke events for all group sizes.

We can tailor bespoke packages as follows:

  • Cocktail and Canape Receptions
  • Private Parties/Dining
  • Cocktail Masterclasses with our Brand Ambassador
  • BBQs on the Terrace

Capacities:                                                                                           Exclusive Use

Reception – 150 guests                                                                    Free wifi and parking

Private Dining from 15 – 80 guests                                              AV with PA and Sound System

Theatre Style for Meetings – 120 guests                                    Fully Licenced Bar

Cabaret Style – 60 guests                                                                Catering – menus for all occasions on request

For more information please call +(44) 28 44830001 or email events@shortcrossgin.com

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