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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.
Milking the industry: Meet the Cork men winning awards for their milk-based gin
by Rebecca Lumley writing for the Irish Independent
We are delighted and proud that Bertha won a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017.
The 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition was held at the Hotel Nikko, San Francisco from April 20th through April 23rd. The 2017 Competition was another record-breaking year that featured 2,253 spirit entries from all corners of the world.
This June, Justin’s son Toby (aged 16) and a group of classmates are heading to Armenia for two weeks during their summer holidays with Habitat for Humanity. They will be building houses in some of the most deprived areas of the country which are in urgent need of basis housing. In order for this to happen, he has to raise €2,500. As part of his fundraising effort, we will be hosting a long-table lunch, Bertha tipples and a stroll around the gardens with Jeremy Green (Toby’s grandpa) at Ballyvolane House on Saturday, 13 May 2017.
The Old Butter Roads Food Trail is up and running following a sunny (mainly!) weekend with the launch taking place in the Blarney area. The event was officially opened on Saturday, 29th April 2017 in the Church of Ireland by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed. We are delighted that Bertha’s Revenge Gin is a member of this new exciting group celebrating the artisan food and drinks produced in our locality.
This is a cracking review of Bertha by Gin & Griddle. Thank you so much Carol, we are delighted you are so fond of Bertha.
“Bertha’s Revenge Small Batch Irish Milk Gin has been on my gin wish list for a long time now. I was very pleased to see it included in the recent gin sale in Dunnes Stores recently so I happily picked up a bottle and it’s now sitting proudly in my Gin collection!”
The swallows are back, the gardens at Ballyvolane House are looking glorious, Bertha’s Revenge Gin is reaching new shores, our glamping opens in May, the salmon fishing is up and running, the wedding season is just about to start and we are looking forward to welcoming travellers from home and abroad to Ballyvolane House over the busy summer period.
Lots going on during the next few months and the highlight in May is a Charity Fundraiser Long-Table Lunch and Garden Tour in aid of Habitat for Humanity.