Food NI member Rademon Estate Craft Distillery won two golds for Its popular Shortcross Gin in the latest Gin Masters as part of the annual Spirits Business Awards 2018.
Rademon Estate Distillery in Crossgar, county Down won gold for its original Shortcross Gin and its Shortcross Gin Bartenders Series Edition 1.
The Gin Masters is the most prestigious UK competition for distilleries. The awards reflect the industry’s remarkable growth worldwide including in Northern Ireland, where there are now six gin distilleries.
Shortcross was the first craft gin distilled in Northern Ireland in over a century when it was launched in 2012 by husband and wife team David and Fiona Boyd Armstrong.
Shortcross includes unique botanicals such as clover harvested from the estate.
The sector’s evolution is also evident in the growth of The Gin Masters itself, with medal count quadrupling in 2018 compared to five years ago. I
Innovation has become the lifeblood of the category, but producers must ensure the quality of their liquid is high to retain consumer trust. The gins were also tasted by an independent panel of experts in London.