Pre-release Shortcross Single Malt - Best New Irish Whiskey 2021
Shortcross Single Malt – 5 Year Old
Awarded Ireland’s Best New Irish Whiskey 2021 – The Irish Whiskey Awards
Rademon Estate Distillery is proud to release the first inaugural release of Shortcross Irish Whiskey. This unique release is the first Irish Whiskey to be wholly distilled and released by a new Irish Whiskey distillery in Northern Ireland since the 1920’s and the first whiskey to be released outside of the Old Bushmills Distillery since the closure of the Old Comber and Coleraine distilleries.
This whiskey was double distilled on Rademon Estate Distillery’s original 450L copper pot still which at the time was the smallest whiskey still in use on the island of Ireland.
The whiskey has been matured in a unique cask combination that uses neither traditional bourbon or sherry casks.
In an industry first the inaugural batch of Shortcross Irish Whiskey is matured fully in Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux Red Wine casks before being finished in chinquapin oak, the first time this unique cask combination has been used in Irish Whiskey.
These casks have delivered less than 700 bottles for this inaugural release.
This release will be presented in a branded box with two tasting glasses.
Our whiskey deconstructed
Release #: Inaugural
Number of Bottles: 658 - less than 700
Distillery Name: Rademon Estate Distillery, Co. Down
Spirit Type: Double Distilled Single Malt
Still Type: 450L Copper Pot Still
Distilled by: David Boyd-Armstrong
Phenol Count: N/A
Release Date: December 2021
Age Statement: 5 Years Old
Chill Filtered: No
Caramel Colouring: No
Maturation Cask Type: W16/001 - Red Wine, Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux
W16/002 - Red Wine, Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux
Finish Cask Type: Virgin Chinquapin Oak, High Char
Barley Origin: Island of Ireland
Yeast Type: Pressed, M & MX
Water Source: Rademon Estate Aquifer
Fermentation Time: 100 Hours+
Cask Filling Strength: Still Strength ~67%ABV
Distilled: March 2016
Maturation Cask Filled: March 2016
Cask Filled by: Fiona Boyd-Armstrong
Vatting: October to November 2021
Bottled: November 2021
Maturation: Rademon Estate Distillery, Co Down.
Bottling: Rademon Estate Distillery, Co Down.
Please note that packages can be collected from the distillery W/C 14th December, an email confirming details will be sent closer to the time.
If you require the package to be shipped this will commence in January to ensure delivery, due to the closeness to Christmas we can't promise it will arrive before the holidays. . Shipping is across the island of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. A shipping Charge may apply. We may be able to ship further afield but are limited via country customs. .