NewsGeneral news from Bertha’s byre and the Ginsmiths within.
We are delighted to announce that Bertha was awarded a star at the Great Taste Awards 2017 in London. We are udderly delighted.
As part of Taste Cork Week which runs from 16th to 22nd October 2017, we are hosting a ‘Meet the Makers’ Tour, Chat and Lunch with Antony & Justin the distillers of Bertha’s Revenge Gin, Scott the brewer at Eight Degrees Brewing and Daniel the cider maker of Stonewell Cider at Ballyvolane House on Wednesday, 18th October 2017.
The event will kick-off at 12noon with a B&T (Bertha & Tonic) and as soon as everyone has arrived, guests will be given a tour of the house, gardens and gin distillery. Lunch will be served at 1pm in the dining terrace where guests can meet and chat with the makers over lunch. Tipples produced by all three makers will be served during lunch.
We would urge you to book early to avoid disappointment. It promises to be a wonderful event where guests can ‘Meet the Makers’ enjoy a good lunch, sample some stonking tipples and make merry. We hope you can join us!
Delighted Bertha is a contender for the World’s Best Martini 2018. In good company!
We are delighted Ballyvolane House made the cut into ‘The 10 Most Exclusive Wedding Venues in Ireland’ by IrelandBeforeYouDie.
There is an award winning on-site gin distillery. Need we say more? In case that hasn’t convinced you, Ballyvolane House is a private venue on 80 acres in Cork. The vibe here is distinctly vintage chic. They even offer old-timey lawn games for your guests! Originally built in 1728, it was remodeled in Victorian times giving it a classically Italianate look. The owners have international hospitality experience so they bring meticulous five-star hotel quality wedding planning to a party house venue. A fantastic combination. The food is farm to fork pedigree and the on-site accommodation includes luxurious bell-tent glamping. It’s definitely one for the boho-brides. Did we mention they make gin?!
Really looking forward to the Feast - East Cork Food & Drink Festival which runs from 4th to 10th September 2017 in Midleton. Justin is presenting Bertha from 12.15pm to 1pm on Saturday, 9th September at SAGE Restaurant. There is a wonderful line-up of events and characters. Hope to see you there!
We are chuffed to bits that Bertha’s Revenge Sloe Gin is a finalist at the Blas na hEireann Awards 2017. We are looking forward to a night out in Dingle very soon. Dingle has the finest collection of authentic old-school Irish pubs in the world.
‘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.
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.