‘Bertha’s Revenge’ small batch Irish milk gin is a product that is making its mark in the marketplace, with the catchline ‘from grass to glass.’
The gin business is owned by school friends, Justin Green and Anthony Jackson. Justin and Jenny Green own the well-known Ballyvolane House, near Castlelyons, Co. Cork, along with a farm.
Originally created by the celebrated bartender Harry McElone at the Ciro Club in London. He adapted his recipe in the 1920’s at his own Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. The cocktail grew in popularity and in 1930, Harry Craddock, of The American Bar at The Savoy in London, published the recipe in his Savoy Cocktail Book. Peter Dorelli, the legendary former manager of The American Bar added a dash of egg white to bind the drink together and give a smooth and silky texture and finish. Bertha’s botancials shine through brilliantly in a White Lady.
Jessica Maile writes about glamping, eating and drinking at Ballyvolane House for the Dublin Gazette. Thank you Jessica, glad you had a great time!
Revenge is best served cold... check out the Irish gin with the best back story by Louise Kelly writing for the Irish Independent
Revenge is best served cold… check out the Irish gin with the best back story.
Legendary cow ‘Big Bertha’ became a local celebrity when she passed away on New Eve’s 1993 at a farm in Co Sneem.
Bought as a calf by farmer Jerome O’Leary, Bertha died just three months shy of her 49th birthday, having given birth to 39 calves.
Her life’s achievement earned her an entry in the Guinness Book of Records - and her legend now lives on in a unique Irish gin which is gaining global recognition.
We are delighted to bring you Bertha-lele 2017!
This is part of the Irish Gin & Tonic Fest 2017 which runs from 25 June to 01 July 2017. The Irish Gin & Tonic Fest is a nation-wide celebration of Irish Craft Gin & Tonic with gin-related events taking place in venues up and down the country. Our contribution will be to host Bertha tipples, Ukulele tunes and dinner at Ballyvolane House on Saturday, 01 July 2017.
We are delighted with this review of Bertha by gin blogger Gintasticbelgium•🍸• Thank you very much!
Here it is…
God damn I love this one! This is one of my favorites, tried about 100 gins and this one will be in my top 10! Maybe even top 5!
Interested about this gin and some more information? Check our post from yesterday! Today time for our serve: 🐮 • 5cl Bertha’s Revenge Gin • 120ml Fever-Tree Indian Tonic • Dried lime wheel • Juniper Berries - . Cheers, Gintasticbelgium 🙌🏻
When Brian McGinn, one of the producers of the award-winning Netflix series Chef’s Table, was visiting Ireland in search of new stories two weeks ago, Ballyvolane House was one of the places he visited. Co-incidentally, two days later, Bertha’s Revenge, the small batch Irish milk gin that is distilled at Ballyvolane House by owner Justin Green and his business partner Antony Jackson, was awarded a gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the most influential in the industry.
Bertha works really well in The Gimlet as the spice botanicals shine through perfectly. It’s a lovely fresh, boozy cocktail and is very easy to mix.