Thursday, 16th November marks ‘Guinness World Records Day’.
When she died on New Year’s Eve 1993, just 3 months shy of her 49th birthday, she had become something of a local celebrity. Over the course of her long life she had given birth to 39 calves, and this achievement, together with her tremendous age, had earned her an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.
When we were thinking of a name for our gin we wanted to find something that was eye-catching, distinctive and that dovetailed with the pedigree of what are working with and what we have set out to achieve. The dairy farming heritage of Ballyvolane House, our use of whey alcohol in the gin, and our shared love of the gorgeous and gentle characters that can be found only in Ireland led us back to Bertha. To immortalise her memory, we have brought her back in spirit, literally!!
Ballymaloe Craft Fair - 17th to 19th November
Bertha’s Revenge Gin has taken a stall at the Ballymaloe Craft Fair this weekend. It’s the perfect opportunity to do all your Xmas shopping and it is a fantastic day out for all the family. There will be a dizzying array of stall holders selling all sorts of curiosities from antiques, Irish crafts, food trucks to artisan gin.
Justin will be there throughout the weekend, sharing gin tipples and the ‘full herd’ of Bertha’s Revenge Gin will be on sale.
Hope to see you there!
Justin Green is the owner of Ballyvolane House in County Cork. He is also the co-founder of Bertha’s Revenge Gin which is a small-batch Irish milky gin created on the grounds of Ballyvolane House. Here he talks to Melanie Mullan about Barbie, Action Man and a Dry Martini aperitif.
Melanie not only wrote the article but she also took the stunning photographs.
October 26th 2023 is World Sustainability Day!
We are passionate about sustainability, reducing our carbon emmissions and improving bio-diversity.
'Get To Know Chilled 100 Bartender Seal of Approval Recipient, Bertha’s Revenge Gin' By Chilled Magazine
‘Get To Know Chilled 100 Bartender Seal of Approval Recipient, Bertha’s Revenge Gin’ By Chilled Magazine
We are delighted to be the recipient of this prestigious award and thank you for sharing our gin journey to date in Chilled Magazine. Your support is hugely appreciated.
Delighted to share our latest newsletter from our home Ballyvolane House…
We are looking forward to hosting the Christmas Market and Santa Experience in November, Festive Dining in the run-up to Xmas, Faulty Towers chaos and get into the Festive Spirit with Bertha’s Revenge Gin.
We are delighted that The Taste of Cork and Waterford will be hosting their annual Christmas Market and Santa Experience at our home, Ballyvolane House on Saturday, 25th and Sunday, 26th November 2023. Market stalls selling all manner of gifts, crafts and stocking-fillers including Bertha. There will be food trucks too.
This is a local community event and is being organised by the wonderful Castlelyons Community Council. All information and booking links are published on the Castlelyons Parish Facebook Page.
Hope to see you there!
“Checking in to Ballyvolane House feels a bit like arriving as the overnight guest of your well-traveled, wealthy, and eccentric uncle. Here, in this magnificent country house in verdant County Cork, the overriding feeling is one of lived-in warmth where no one blinks an eye at boots, muddy from a garden walk, trodding across antique rugs. Ballyvolane is a private home, in a sense, with its third-generation owners residing in a private wing; the home’s six bedrooms reserved exclusively for guests, which include the now King Charles III, Queen Camilla, and their entourage.”