NewsGeneral news from Bertha’s byre and the Ginsmiths within.
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.”
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!
Welcome to the inner sanctum of Bertha’s Revenge Gin…
We are delighted to be featured in this article in Gin Magazine.
After years of putting up with a limited offer, gin-loving travellers are now often spoilt for choice at many airports.
A decade ago international travellers had a poor selection of gins to choose from on a typical visit to an airport duty-free store. Gin was allocated just a couple of shelves and the range featured the usual suspects – Gordon’s, for a long time the best-selling brand, Bombay Sapphire, Beefeater and Tanqueray. A price saving was the only reason to buy.
Today, the offer of gins on display to travellers is much wider even at airports serving markets where gin has not been strong domestically. Provincial airports are championing local craft gins; more established craft brands are launching travel retail exclusives for the first time, and the big names in gin are responding to the increased competition by launching their own exclusive lines.
In short, there’s never been a better time to pick up a bottle of gin on your travels. So dust off your passport and come with us as we bring you the latest travel retail releases…
We are delighted that Sloe Bertha is a Finalist in the Blas Na HEireann - Irish Food Awards 2019. The award winners will be announced on 5th October at the Dingle Food Festival. Congratulations to all the other finalists who made it through this year. Dingle will be the place to be and we are looking forward to one hell of a knees-up.
Nice feature on Feast - East Cork Food & Drink Festival in Food & Wine Ireland.
The week-long event, known as fEast Cork, takes place from 1st to 8th September 2019 and organisers say it will be the biggest and best to date. Based in Midleton but encompassing the wider region, the festival week promises a mix of dinners, markets, demonstration and conversations, as well as foraging, mixology, producers and the heritage and storytelling the region - and the island of Ireland is known for.
Super line-up of events and we are delighted to be part of this festival and we are hosting a Bertha’s Revenge Gin ‘Meet the Makers’ Distillery Tour, Tasting and Lunch at Ballyvolane House on Thursday, 5th September.
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, 5th September 2019.
We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fun and fascinating afternoon.
We are delighted our little company is a ‘Spirit Company of the Year’ finalist in the Food & Drink Business Awards 2019. In good company too along with Dingle Distillery, Great Northern Distillery and Galway Gin Company. Fingers crossed!
Justin is heading down to Curraghmore House for All Together Now Festival 2019 to show and share Bertha’s Revenge Gin tipples and Bertha Love with enthusiastic festival-goers at the Grub Circus Tent which is curated by Joe McNamee. The event is at 5.15pm and we will be sharing the stage with our good chum Patrick Shelley of Ornabrak Gin and Kalak Vodka. Hope to see you there!!
We are looking forward to welcoming Clodagh McKenna and the guests from Belmond Grand Hibernian to Ballyvolane House for a foraging trip and Bertha’s Revenge Gin tasting next month.
Travel Writer Catherine Sabino writing for Forbes Magazine features Clodagh and how she has curated a gastronomy tour for the train. The article is entitled - Travel Ireland’s ‘Orient Express’ With This Cool Celebrity Chef.