NewsGeneral news from Bertha’s byre and the Ginsmiths within.
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 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 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.
We were delighted to have taken part in the Irish Craft Gin workshop at the West Waterford Festival of Food at the gorgeous Merry’s Gastropub in Dungarvan yesterday afternoon. Gin distillers from Blackwater Distillery, Glendalough and Listoke were sharing their delicious and differing styles of gin with an enthusiastic audience.
The Jillian Bolger Column in Georgina Campbell’s Ireland.
The Rise and Rise of the G&T
People rarely order a whiskey without specifying the distiller and, if they really know their stuff, the year. Imagine a world where we all ordered gin by name and knew as much about our favourite type as we do our favourite kind of wine.
Really looking forward to this event. Promises to be a fantastic night all in support of a very deserving cause.
‘Cooking for Cancer’ is taking place on Monday 3rd of April in Ballyvolane House, Castlelyons, Co Cork.
An all-star line up of chefs will prepare a five course banquet, with all proceeds going to Breakthrough Cancer Research.
Tickets cost €120, which includes wine. This is an evening not to be missed…