Shortcross Gin is distilled with our key botanicals, elderflower, elderberries, wild clover and apples foraged from our gardens and forests.
This is a classic juniper led gin bottled at 46% with a big oily mouthfeel and long smooth finish.
We recommend serving over ice with elderflower tonic water and an orange peel garnish.
The name ‘Shortcross Gin’ originates from the Distillery’s local village, Crossgar. In Gaelic or Irish, Crossgar means the ‘Short Cross’, so we are proud to have our village name as well as a Shortcross Penny on every bottle we produce.
When creating Shortcross Gin we aspired to create something unique, that was reminiscent of our surrounding forests and gardens here at our home, Rademon Estate.
Dense, lush, verdant and alive with nature, it's a playground of botanicals. We forage Wild Clover giving a delicate essence of wild meadows.
Elderflowers & Elderberries combine to create both uplifting floral notes and smooth sweet flavours, while our Apples, picked from the estates Walled Garden contribute fresh aromas and lively sweet notes.
Our final recipe remains close to our hearts, but we include Juniper, Coriander, Citrus Peels, Cinnamon and Cassia to which we blend with our very own pure, fresh water drawn from our historic estate well.