AwardsAwards & accolades from the Food & Drinks Industry
McKenna's Guides Best in Ireland 2021 for Ballyvolane House
We are delighted to share the good news that Ballyvolane House has been awarded the The McKennas’ Guide Best in Ireland 2021 plaque. The McKenna’s plaque is one of the most respected badge of merit in Irish contemporary food and hospitality. John and Sally have championed the best of Irish food and hospitality to their wide audience for over thirty years and have published numerous books.
World Gin Awards 2021 - Silver for both Bertha and Sloe Bertha
We are chuffed to bits that Bertha’s Revenge Gin and Sloe Bertha both won Silver at the World Gin Awards 2021. We are delighted, thank you!
Great Taste Awards 2020 - Gold Star for Sloe Bertha
Bertha’s Revenge Sloe Gin is among the Great Taste winners of 2020
Great Taste, the world’s most trusted food and drink awards, has announced its stars of 2020. Out of 12,777 products sent in from 106 different countries, Ballyvolane House Spirits Company was awarded a 1-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it a food that delivers fantastic flavour for its Bertha’s Revenge Sloe Gin.
IWSC Bronze for Sloe Bertha
We are delighted that Bertha’s Revenge Sloe Gin was awarded a Bronze by the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London in early August. The IWSC is the world’s largest and most influential spirits awards.
Thank you very much!
Irish Times Review of Ballyvolane House by Catherine Cleary
We are delighted with this review by Catherine Cleary writing for the Irish Times Weekend Magazine on Saturday, 7th March 2020.
“Ballyvolane House is a lovely way to experience the food from home.”
The verdict: A big house showcasing how home-cooked food can be done
Food provenance: Excellent. Fitzgerald’s lamb, those Garryhinch mushrooms and Macroom buffalo cheese among the names
9 out of 10.
Bertha wins Bronze at World Gin Awards 2020
Delighted Bertha picked up a Bronze at the World Gin Awards 2020 in London this week.
The World Gin Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all internationally recognised styles of gin. The World Gin Awards select, reward and promote the world’s best gins to consumers and trade across the globe.
We are celebrating. Thank you!
Irish Pubs Association of Germany Silver Award for Bertha
We travelled down to McDermott’s Pub in beautiful Doolin on the wild west coast of Ireland for the Irish Pub’s Association of Germany (IPAG) annual general meeting. The IPAG invited a number of Irish craft gin distillers to showcase their gins to the members. The IPAG held a blind taste test on the day and we were delighted that Bertha won Silver. Thank you!
Georgina Campbell 'Country House of the Year 2020' for Ballyvolane House
Ballyvolane House (the home of Bertha’s Revenge Gin) is the Georgina Campbell ‘Country House of the Year 2020’. We are chuffed to bits with this award and it recognises the hard work and dedication of our fantastic team working here with us. Thank you Georgina, we have been celebrating!
Citation from Georgina Campbell:
“Justin and Jenny Green are the current custodians of this gracious 1728 mansion. Surrounded by its own farmland and magnificent wooded grounds, it has wonderful gardens (domain of Justin’s father, Jeremy), a trout lake and salmon beats on the River Blackwater, it’s also known for contemporary charms - glamping (bell tents or the pig ark!), an atmospheric wedding venue and even their own gin, the famed Bertha’s Revenge. Justin and Jenny are an extremely hospitable couple, committed to continuing the standards of hospitality, comfort and food and drink for which this lovely and fun-filled house is renowned - and recent guests Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall obviously enjoyed it, as you can see from their framed letter of thanks in the drawing room.”
Food & Drink Business Awards 2019 - Silver for Ballyvolane House Spirits Company
We are absolutely delighted to have won silver in the ‘Spirit Company of the Year’ category at the Food & Drink Business Awards 2019 in Dublin on 5th September. The Great Northern Distillery was the overall winner of this category and we would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists. Super night, thank you!
Georgina Campbell Irish Food & Hospitality Awards 2020
We are over the moon to be shortlisted for a Georgina Campbell Irish Food & Hospitality Award 2020.
Ireland’s longest-running, independent Irish food and hospitality awards, in association with AIB, will celebrate 21 years under the current branding (plus a good few more before that!), with a gala event at the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin on Sunday, 15th September, with special guest, Richard Corrigan.
This year’s Georgina Campbell Irish Food & Hospitality Awards have a particular focus on celebrating Ireland’s talented industry pioneers; those who laid the quality foundations that have made Ireland’s food tourism and hospitality journey such a vivid success story (many of whom are still leaders today), and the new pioneers who are doing the same thing for its future.