Sláinte To Shortcross Whiskey Tours

The home of Shortcross Gin, and now Shortcross Whiskey, Rademon Estate Distillery, located in the beautiful County Down countryside just outside of Crossgar, has just launched its inaugural Shortcross Whiskey tours. 

In late 2021, Rademon Estate Distillery released the first Irish whiskey to be wholly distilled and released by a new Irish whiskey distillery in Northern Ireland since the 1920s. The first release – Shortcross Single Malt Irish Whiskey – was named Winner of Best New Irish Whiskey at The Irish Whiskey Awards – and Shortcross is soon to launch its Rye & Malt whiskey, a carefully crafted edition of Shortcross Irish Whiskey that’s been double distilled on Rademon’s copper pot stills, which are still some of the smallest whiskey stills on the island of Ireland.

Opening the doors of its beautiful distillery, the Shortcross Whiskey Discovery & Tour experience is available to book now. Tours commence from Thursday 14th April and will run every Friday and Saturday. A fully immersive guided tour of the distillery and whiskey making process, the Shortcross Whiskey Discovery & Tour experience costs £49.50 per person and is lead by Head Distiller and Rademon Estate Distillery co-founder, David Boyd-Armstrong.

Guests will see and experience first-hand the sights, sounds, tastes and aromas of a fully operational craft distillery. The tour, lasting 1.5 hours, includes sampling Shortcross whiskey from the cask, a guided tasting and a complimentary Shortcross branded whiskey glass to take home.

Shortcross Whiskey Discovery Tours commence on 14th April and run every weekend, costing £49.50pp. Tasting tours are priced at £20pp and there’s also Gin Discovery and Gin Tasting Tours. To book, visit