Distiller of the award-winning Shortcross Gin has released a first pink gin, the first of its kind to be distilled in Northern Ireland. With no added sugar or additives, it’s sure to blossom across Ireland and the UK this summer as it rolls out among popular retailers and bars. Shortcross is a Food NI member company
Rademon Estate Distillery celebrates another 5th anniversary milestone by unveiling the latest edition, Rosie’s Garden Gin, inspired by Rosie, the mother, of co-founder Fiona Boyd Armstrong. Showcasing an array of botanicals and fruits including strawberries, raspberries alongside lavender and camomile, the pink gin stays true to the heritage of Shortcross Gin, remaining juniper led.
Head Distiller, David Boyd-Armstrong says: “We chose to vapour infuse the lavender and camomile on our new copper pot still so that we could draw out the delicate flavours and aromas of these botanicals without them competing or being hidden by the other botanicals in the gin.”
Taking inspiration from their home, Rademon Estate, Managing Director, Fiona Boyd Armstrong made clear that:“Provenance is hugely important to us, for Rosie’s Garden Gin we sought inspiration from my mum, Rosie, always tending to the fruits and herbs in her 18th century walled garden. We started back in summer 2017, picking fruits and botanicals from the walled gardens to see how best we could craft a gin that links to the heritage of our home.”
The gin is unique to the marketplace as the only pink gin distilled on the island of Ireland that has no added sugar. Mr Boyd Armstrong adds: “Rather than follow the path of the sugar rich, low flavour products occupying the fruit and flavoured category, we wanted to create a gin that would lend itself to be enjoyed as a gin and tonic, or crafted into the perfect cocktail.”
The perfect summer sipping gin does exist! And it’s already flying off the shelves in Tesco, SuperValu and selected off-licenses in Belfast. Rosie’s Garden Gin is perfectly served as a classic Gin & Tonic and as a refreshing cocktail. The distillery team recommends the following serves…
Method: Fill glass with ice, add Rosie’s Garden Gin, mix with Tonic, to garnish add a sprig of Mint and/or Strawberry.
Team Shortcross recommend a Rosie’s Road for their signature cocktail serve:
• 35ml Rosie’s Garden Gin
Northern Ireland’s leading craft distillery and the producer of the multi award-winning Shortcross Gin, Rademon Estate Distillery has made a big impact in the burgeoning craft spirits market since its launch. Founded in 2012 by husband and wife team Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong, Rademon Estate Distillery is located at the couple’s historic family estate just outside Crossgar, Co. Down.
You can visit the inspiration behind Shortcross Gin by attending a tour and soaking up the views (and gin) of Rademon Estate Distillery with a Shortcross experience. Meet the founders, Fiona and David, enjoy a tutored neat tasting, immersive Gin & Tonic Masterclass and a guided tour through the Still House with Head Distiller, David. Not forgetting a pre or post tour cocktail from the Shortcross bar.
Rademon Estate Distillery is Northern Ireland’s leading craft distillery and the producer of the multi award-winning Shortcross Gin. Shortcross Gin was the first gin to be distilled in Northern Ireland
Founded in 2012 by husband and wife team Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong, Rademon Estate Distillery is located at the couple’s historic family estate just outside Crossgar, Co. Down.
Rademon Estate Distillery’s multi award winning Shortcross Gin has won several high profile awards since its launch in 2012. The distillery has won over 30 high-profile industry awards, with the most recent highlight being a Silver medal at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. This competition is considered to be the pinnacle of awards globally for the drinks industry.
Rosie’s Garden Gin is available to purchase from the distillery shop and all leading bars, hotels and restaurants across Northern Ireland and from independent off licences, Tesco priced at RRP = £25.00 (50CL)