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Shortcross debuts inaugural Irish whiskey

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Rademon Property Distillery has unveiled its first Irish whiskey below the Shortcross model – a five-year-old single malt.

L-r: Co-founders Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong

Shortcross Single Malt Irish Whiskey is claimed to be the primary Irish whiskey wholly distilled and launched by a brand new Irish whiskey distillery in northern Eire because the Nineteen Twenties.

The co-founder and head distiller at Shortcross, David Boyd-Armstrong, mentioned: “When laying down these casks of Irish whiskey, we had a imaginative and prescient that we all the time needed to create one thing distinctive for our first launch.

“In doing so, we set ourselves a problem of sourcing the precise casks that might mature the newly created spirit to showcase the distinctive flavours and aromas of the whiskey.”

The expression is double distilled in copper pot stills, then matured in Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux Pink Wine casks for 5 years. The whiskey has been completed in virgin chinkapin oak casks, and is non-chill-filtered.

Fiona Boyd-Armstrong, co-founder and managing director, mentioned: This has been the mixture of over 10 years’ work in constructing a brand new distillery in Northern Eire with the imaginative and prescient of making distinctive spirits.

“As the primary girl to discovered and function a contemporary whiskey distillery on the island of Eire, this launch seems like a major chapter for each Rademon Property Distillery and in addition the Irish whiskey business as an entire.”

The restricted version single malt has been bottled at 46% ABV and will probably be launched in December this yr.

Shortcross Irish Whiskey is now obtainable to order via the Rademon Property Distillery web site, with solely 700 bottles available for purchase for £300 (US$403.53) every.

In spring subsequent yr, the distillery is planning to launch a blended whiskey.

In 2019, the corporate moved into pink gin, launching the first pink expression from its Shortcross Gin brand, known as Rosie’s Backyard Gin.

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