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  • Sloe Bertha wins Bronze at the Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards

    published in News, Awards

    We are delighted to announce that Bertha’s Revenge Sloe Gin won Bronze at the Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards last weekend in Dingle. Antony was in Dingle to receive the award and to enjoy the delightful sights, sounds and smells of Dingle. Thank you to all the judges, we are chuffed to bits.

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  • Great Taste Award 2018 for Bertha

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    Great Taste Award 2018 for Bertha's Revenge Gin

    We are delighted to share the good news that Bertha was a awarded a Star at the Great Taste Awards 2018 in London.

    Organised by the Guild of Fine Food, The Great Taste Awards are widely regarded as the benchmark to recognise fine food and drink as it is the world’s largest blind-tasted food awards.

    Thank you!

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  • Droimeann Cattle Society launches Herd Book at Ballyvolane House

    published in Events, News

    The launch of the Droimeann Cattle Society Herd Book was held at Ballyvolane House on Wednesday, 22nd August 2018. There was a terrific turnout to support this historic event. It is a monumental occasion as it is the first cattle breed to be recognised in Ireland since 1927. The society are doing really important work to help preserve one of the rarest of the Irish rare-breeds. There are between 200 and 300 Droimeann cattle surviving in Ireland today. RTE’s Ear to the Ground filmed the event which will be aired in November. Thank you to everyone for coming & supporting the launch.

    Bertha’s Revenge Gin is named after the most famous Droimeann of them all - Big Bertha, the world’s oldest cow. Fittingly, our distillery is located in an old cow shed in the farm yard at Ballyvolane. Ballyvolane translates into gaelic as ‘the place of leaping heifers’.

    Happy happy day!

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  • Feast - East Cork Food & Drink Festival 2018 - Bertha’s Revenge Gin Distillery Tour & Lunch

    published in Events, News

    As part of FEAST - EAST CORK FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL, we are delighted to be hosting a Bertha’s Revenge Gin Distillery Tour, Tasting and a long-table lunch at Ballyvolane House on Thursday, 6th September 2018.

    Date:​ Thursday, 6th September 2018​

    Time:​ 12noon distillery tour. 1pm lunch.

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  • Bertha wins 'Silver Outstanding' at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 London

    published in News, Awards

    Bertha's Revenge Gin wins IWSC Silver Outstanding 2018

    We are chuffed to bits that Bertha’s Revenge Gin won a Silver Outstanding Award at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 in London. The International Wine & Spirit Competition awards excellence to wines & spirits in over 90 countries, encouraging recognition for quality products since 1969.

    Bertha’s Revenge Gin was the highest ranked Irish gin in the awards for 2018.

    We are delighted and we would like to thank the judges and our small team here at the distillery. We are celebrating!

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  • Bertha partying at All Together Now Festival at Curraghmore Estate

    published in Events, News

    Justin is heading to ‘All Together Now’ at Curraghmore House on Sunday, 5th August and will be showing and sharing Bertha’s Revenge Gin Reviver tipples with the audience at the Grubb Circus curated by food writer and journalist, Joe McNamee. Fantastic line-up and looking forward to it enormously!

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  • Bertha pops-up at The Irish Whiskey Museum Dublin on Thursday, 26th July

    published in Events

    Ballyvolane House Spirits Company bring Bertha’s Revenge Small Batch Milk Gin to Dublin for a special B&T (Bertha’s & Tonic) tasting at the Irish Whiskey Museum.

    A hand-crafted gin which uses whey alcohol from Irish dairy farmers, the natural spring water from Ballyvolane House and incorporating an interesting mix of 18 locally foraged and grown botanicals, Bertha’s Revenge is designed to celebrate the life of a very special cow. On Thursday July 26th, co-founder Antony Jackson will guide guests through the history of Bertha - a Guinness World Record-holder as the oldest cow ever recorded, passing away just three months short of her 49th birthday – along with tips on how to make the perfect B&T.

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  • Bertha & Tonic (B&T)

    published in Gin Cocktails, News

    How to make the perfect B&T…

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