Rademon Estate Distillery in Co. Down, the distiller of the award-winning Shortcross Gin, has released a pink gin – the first of its kind to be distilled in Northern Ireland with no added sugar or additives.
Rosie’s Garden Gin is 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, said: “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.”
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.