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  • The Times, ‘Best places to stay in Ireland: 25 cool spots for a spring getaway’ by Nicola Brady

    published by Justin Green in News

    The Times 'Best places to stay in Ireland: 25 cool spots for a spring getaway' by Nicola Brady

    “Best places to stay in Ireland: 25 cool spots for a spring getaway” by Nicola Brady writing in the Times UK. It is a carefully curated list of stylish lodges, forest domes, hip country hotels, shopping spots and eateries dotted around Ireland. They are exactly the kind of places we would recommend to our guests. We are delighted that Ballyvolane House is included in this feature. Thank you Nicola!

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  • Bertha's Revenge Crab Apple Negroni

    published by Justin Green in Gin Cocktails

    Bertha's Revenge Crab Apple Gin Negroni

    We have been trying out some cocktail recipes with our new Bertha’s Revenge Crab Apple Gin Liqueur and we have created an utterly delicious Negroni using equal parts of our Crab Apple Gin, Campari and Carpano Antica Vermouth. The crab apple gin is sweetened with a jaggery cane sugar syrup which we infused with cloves and this sweetness perfectly balances the he bitter Campari and Carpano Antica.

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  • Martha Stewart "Baileys and Beyond: These Are the Irish Spirits to Add to Your Bar Cart" by Amy Cappiello

    published by Justin Green in News

    Martha Stewart  Bertha's Revenge Gin

    In the run up to St. Patrick’s Day, Emily Cappiello highlights Irish creams, a plethora of Irish whiskies, and some notable gins for marthastewart.com. We are delighted Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin is included. Thank you Emily!

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  • Bertha's Revenge Crab Apple Gin Liqueur

    published by Justin Green in Gin Cocktails, News

    Bertha's Revenge Crab Apple Gin Liqueur

    Antony Jackson and Justin Green co-founders and distillers of Bertha’s Revenge Gin are delighted to introduce a new member to their little herd ‘BERTHA’S REVENGE CRAB APPLE GIN LIQUEUR’.

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  • World Gin Awards 2022

    published by Justin Green in Awards

    World Gin Awards 2022 - Sloe Bertha award BEST IRISH SLOE GIN

    We are proud and delighted that Sloe Bertha was award BEST IRISH SLOE GIN at the World Gin Awards 2022 in London. We are also chuffed to bits that Bertha’s Navy Strength was award SILVER. Thank you very much! We are celebrating!

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  • Big Bertha - the world's oldest cow

    published by Justin Green in News

    Big Bertha | Illustration by Fiona Mansfield

    Bertha, or ‘Big Bertha’ as she was known, was a legendary Droimeann cow from Sneem in Co. Kerry. She was reared locally, and was bought as a calf by a farmer called Jerome O’Leary.

    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 Records. This fame was harnessed productively by Mr. O’Leary; Bertha became a regular at local fairs, and lead the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Sneem where she was engaged in raising money for local cancer relief charities.

    BERTHA’S WAKE The reason that we know so much about Bertha is that a mutual friend of ours, writer and historian Turtle Bunbury, stumbled upon her wake which was held in the Blackwater Tavern between Sneem and Kenmare on the the night of the 31st December 1993. We have always loved the story which he later had published in the Guardian newspaper.

    When we were thinking of a name for our gin we wanted to find something that was eye-catching, distinctive and that dove-tailed with the pedigree of what are working with and what we have set out to achieve. The dairy farming heritage of Ballyvolane, 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!!

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  • Merry Christmas!

    published by Justin Green in Events

    GINgle all the Whey Bertha's Revenge Gin

    A massive thanks to all our customers, distributors, partners, suppliers, families and especially our staff for all your wonderful support during 2021. It has been a challenging year but we are pleased that Bertha’s Revenge Gin is trucking along well despite the on-trade being closed for a large part of this year. We have got Bertha into some new export markets around the world and we are excited and optimistic about the future. We are especially looking forward to jumping on a plane again in 2022 to share Bertha love with our friends and distributors overseas.

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  • Christmas Market in Castlelyons, Sunday, 28th November

    published by Justin Green in Events, News

    A Taste of Christmas, Castlelyons, 28th November

    We are delighted to have a stall at “A Taste of Christmas” this coming Sunday, 28th November from 12noon to 4pm at Fr. Ferris Park in Castlelyons. Hope you can join us.

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