Shortcross Gin Distillery Undergoes €2.8M Redevelopment
Rademon Estate Distillery, producer of the multi award-winning Shortcross Gin and the first craft distillery to reside in the North of Ireland, has undergone a significant redevelopment with the addition of two new copper stills and a stylish Visitor Experience Centre, representing an investment of €2.8million.
'The brand-new Visitor Experience Centre, comprising of a bar, gift shop and a multipurpose events space with views of the estate, will host carefully curated tours inviting visitors to learn how Shortcross Gin is distilled, take part in tutored tasting sessions and master the art of crafting the perfect gin and tonic,' the distillers said in a statement.
The new copper stills will enable husband and wife team, Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong to increase production of its latest venture, Single Malt Irish Whiskey, the first batch of which is expected to be released later this year.
“We have taken great pride in developing a unique and welcoming space to meet growing consumer demand for the opportunity to learn and experience more about Shortcross Gin and of course, in time, our new Single Malt Irish Whiskey,” Fiona Boyd-Armstrong, managing director of Rademon Estate Distillery said.
The redevelopment forms part of the Irish Whiskey Association’s Irish Whiskey Tourism Trail, which seeks to almost triple the visitor numbers to distilleries across the island of Ireland by 2025.
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