Rademon Estate Distillery

Rademon Estate Distillery, Crossgar: Hours, Address, Rademon Estate Distillery Reviews: 4.5/5

Rademon Estate Distillery
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Northern Ireland's first award winning craft gin and Irish whiskey distillery. Our small batch philosophy ensures that every aspect of our gin meets our exacting vision. Everything is crafted and perfected by hand. Our craft distillery is located in the stunning Rademon Estate, Crossgar. 18 miles south of Belfast. Our onsite shop is open most days until 5.30pm - please call for weekend opening times, as these may vary. We also operate a bar onsite, for drinks on our terrace. As we are a fully working distillery all tours must be pre-booked.
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Edwina M
1 contribution
Very enjoyable
Oct 2021
The welcome from all the staff was amazing. They were very attentive and looked after us so well. Its a pleasure to have this kind of service and so close to home!!

The music provided helped with the ambiance as well.
Written October 31, 2021
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Jonathan Pierce
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Tipsy afternoon tea
Sep 2021 • Friends
My wife and mother in law absolutely loved their recent after tea. Every facet of the mini was top notch and they even went to the trouble of making mock tails for the driver. It was the best afternoon tea they had ever experienced and they would love to come back. Well done to all the team for a brilliant experience and many thanks.
Jonathan pierce
Written October 11, 2021
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Hi Jonathan, Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we thoroughly enjoyed hosting Vicky and Alison and are so please they enjoyed their afternoon with us. Many thanks, The Shortcross Team
Written October 22, 2021
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Kenneth Small
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The best
Oct 2021 • Couples
Excellent value, great guide Craig, Fiona lovely, can’t wait do go back, highly recommended, don’t delay, watch for planned events, a must, great overview to a pleasant day, thank you.
Written October 1, 2021
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Thank you for your great review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to welcome you back soon. Many thanks, The Shortcross team.
Written October 22, 2021
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Sharon H
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Very Happy Customer, will definitely be back
Aug 2021 • Business
Very classy professional setup. Craig who looked after us was so knowledgeable of the products. He was also very kind and courteous to all visitors
Written August 27, 2021
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Thank you for your 5 star review, we are so please you and John enjoyed your experience with us. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and we look forward to doing so again. Stay safe, The Shortcross Team
Written August 31, 2021
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LauraMum
N.Ireland5 contributions
Great Day Out
Jul 2021 • Friends
We received such a warm welcome and as we were the only two on the tour received total VIP experience, although the staff assured us everyone got this experience. Our cocktail on arrival was delicious and the staff explained that the garnish had been picked from the estate and the elderflower champagne had also been made using flowers from the trees in forest area. The tour was excellent and the staff are super knowledgable, what they don’t know about gin and whiskey isn’t worth knowing! The ultimate G&T was delicious and getting to wax our own bottle to take away and add our own touches to the label made for a really enjoyable day.
Everything has been done so well with the Covid restrictions and the staff are truly A*, will definitely be back to try some of the new tours and events planned, definitely a brilliant present from my daughter.
Written August 6, 2021
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Hi Laura, It was so lovely to host you and Hannah here at the distillery, we really enjoyed having you here. Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to hosting you again in the near future. All the best, The Shortcross Team
Written August 12, 2021
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Deborah264
Ballynahinch, UK5 contributions
Sunny Terrace visit in July
Jul 2021 • Family
Gorgeous sunny day in July spent on the terrace with family. The gin menu was extensive with plenty of cocktails. There was also wine / beer and cider available for non gin lovers but we didn’t have any of these in our party! Craig the bartenders’ service was superb. He explained the menu to us on every last detail and was even willing to make a version of cocktail that wasn’t on the menu. My younger sister asked for an aviation gin cocktail which has a Parma violet taste. Craig delivered on this and threw in a gin quenched cherry as garnish. We spent four hours at the distillery and ate of the menu too with several bags of tayto crisps and popcorn. Judy got us a platter of charcuterie served to the table with individual plates for us all. We will certainly be back. The atmosphere is lovely at Rademon very peaceful part of the countryside with beautiful surroundings. Thanks for a lovely afternoon and putting up with us as the voices got louder by closing time.
Written August 6, 2021
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Hi Deborah, It was lovely to have you at the distillery and we are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Craig and I had such fun hosting all of you. Thank you for your great review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, The Shortcross Team.
Written August 17, 2021
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Joanne T
3 contributions
Shortcross gin distillery
Jul 2021 • Couples
Had a wonderful day staff were fantastic very knowledgeable ...and the shortcross gin gorgeous the patio is a sun trap lovely views
Written July 25, 2021
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Thank you for your great review, we enjoyed hosting you and look forward to you enjoying cocktails on the patio again soon. Many thanks, The Shortcross Team
Written August 12, 2021
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~littleFIRE~
Ballycastle, UK424 contributions
A wee gin gem in the countryside
Jun 2021
My visit to the distillery unfortunately, due to Covid, didn't include the tour of the stills - but we saw the stills and plant from the car park. Any self respecting gin drinking visitor will simply appreciate the service and location of the Shortcross distillery and gin notes an flavours! Craig treated us to his wealth of knowledge and excellent service and gin advice at the table! The distillery bar patio is a sun trap and a relaxing country spot with just the sound of cows grazing in the fields next door!
Great wee trip out of Belfast and suggest could easily be done as a surprise secret visit! Loved the Seamus Heaney inspired art installation - need more of that!
Written June 29, 2021
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Thank you for your kind words, we are delighted to be back up and running with experiences (COVID safe of course) and would love to welcome you back for an experience so that you can tour the distillery. Many thanks, The Shortcross Team
Written August 12, 2021
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AllSmallThings
Ireland71 contributions
Beautiful bar for a relaxing Gin, Cocktail or Craft beer
Jun 2021
My husband and I called up with our two children for a mid afternoon drink. We sat outside where we could enjoy the lovely view. The bar is beautiful and we were greeted by Craig who introduced himself and gave us a menu. We were a little hesitant about taking our children however from the moment we arrived Craig interacted with our children and made us feel very welcome. I was unsure what to order and Craig kindly provided recommendations along with the history of the cocktail he recommended, he was very knowledgeable and very welcoming. I had intended to try a few different cocktails however after tasting the Bramble cocktail I decided to reorder it. Craig also let me know that they sell Bramble bottled which meant I was able to purchase a bottle to enjoy at home. My husband also really enjoyed his craft beer. We will have to call again to try the other selections on offer. Our afternoon drink was very different from the usual mid afternoon drink, it was more like an experience from being greeted to leaving. With the current covid restrictions it was good to see toilets could be accessed from outside without having to go into the bar. A Shortcross sanitiser was also provided on the table and the pen for the locator form was sanitised before handing it to me. Even simple details such as sanitising hands before handing over the receipt and coming to the door to say bye as we left, the level of service was excellent. We will definitely be back.
Written June 27, 2021
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Thank you for the amazing feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience here with us. We are delighted to be back up and running fully and of course COVID safe. It would be wonderful to host you again at the distillery in the near future. Many thanks, The Shortcross Team.
Written August 12, 2021
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emb28
Belfast, UK7 contributions
Fantastic
Jun 2021 • Friends
We (myself and my good friend Niamh) had an amazing virtual cocktail making experience with Craig from Shortcross! His knowledge into the business was exceptional and a real eye-opener for what we have right on our own doorstep, the class was completely faultless and we had the best laugh! Great for girly nights or even for gin fanatics. We learnt so much about the estate and im now ready after the class to only ever buy shortcross as the cocktails we made where fantastic, Craig was an amazing host very laid back funny and welcoming of questions. It's a five star class highly recommended!
Written June 18, 2021
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