News

General news from Bertha’s byre and the Ginsmiths within.
  • 25 Drinks You Need To Try (Which Aren't Guinness) by The GastroGays

    published by Justin Green in News

    Gastrogays 25 Irish Drinks You Need To Try

    We are delighted to be included in this impressive line-up. Thank you gents!

    “Of course, we’re not against Guinness – even Bey likes the ‘G’ – and we’ve nothing but good stuff to say about ‘The Black Stuff’. But we’re here to tell you that Ireland’s drink game goes way beyond stout; there’s more that Ireland produces than that… Across the Emerald Isle, the craft brewery and small batch spirit distillery business is booming. Not just selling locally, this huge market is getting more and more fledgling players finding a national and even international audience! Here are a few suggestions to wet your whistle.”

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  • The Crafty Cask

    published by Justin Green in News

    We are delighted to be included in the “5 Irish Craft Spirits for your St. Patrick’s Day Drinks” by The Crafty Cask as US-based drinks blog.

    The Crafty Cask celebrates all things craft alcohol. It’s as simple as that. From the people, to the art and science of the craft itself to unique approaches to industry innovations. If it’s related to craft alcohol and there’s an interesting story behind it, they are celebrating it and sharing it.

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  • Irish Times Review of Ballyvolane House by Catherine Cleary

    published by Justin Green in News, Awards

    Irish Times Review by Catherine Cleary of Ballyvolane House

    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.

    Thank you!

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  • Bertha Sessions are back!

    published by Justin Green in Events, News

    Bertha Sessions Are Back

    Bertha Sessions is a live-music and supper event held in the rustic dining terrace and barn at Ballyvolane House. We are delighted to welcome Blind Poets, who will be performing at the next ‘BERTHA SESSIONS’ live-music and two-course supper in the barn at Ballyvolane House on Friday 28th February 2020.

    Tickets are €35 per person which include entry to the gig and a two-course supper. Needless to say, we are always very happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements and please advise accordingly.

    Fine song-writing, gorgeous traditional arrangements, skilful musicianship and five exceptional voices characterise this band. Rooted in folk but unafraid to cross genres, it’s no exaggeration to say Blind Poets are doing something new in Irish music.

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  • 'Where are the gin distilleries in Ireland' by the Gastrogays

    published by Justin Green in News

    Gastrogays - Every Gin Distillery in Ireland

    Yet another quality article by the Gastrogays. They are showcasing the incredible growth, spread and variety of gin distilleries in Ireland today.

    Thanks chaps. In good company too.

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  • We are Cork

    published by Justin Green in News

    We are Cork - A Family Affair film.

    The Cork Place Brand has been developed as an overarching brand that can tell the story of Cork from one position. The brand will help Cork promote the region under one unified voice through many different channels. The Cork Place Brand has been developed as part of a collaborative project between a number of stakeholder organisations in Cork, which will help to further strengthen Cork as the great place we know it to be; to live, work, study, visit, invest and do business in.

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  • Bertha wins Bronze at World Gin Awards 2020

    published by Justin Green in News, Awards

    Bertha's Revenge Gin 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!

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  • Happy Happy Xmas!

    published by Justin Green in News

    We would like to thank all our friends, followers, customers, suppliers, state agencies and colleagues for all the wonderful support we received during 2019. We look forward to sharing Bertha love and expanding into new territories in 2020. We distilled batch #1000 just before Xmas and it has been a fascinating, fun, challenging at times and an enriching gin journey since we launched in 2015.

    We would like to raise a glass to you all. Happy happy Xmas!

    Best Bertha wishes,

    Justin & Antony

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  • Stuff You Should Know Podcast

    published by Justin Green in News

    Lovely mention for Bertha in Stuff You Should Know podcast ‘All You Ever Wanted to Know About Gin’. Thank you Chuck & Josh.

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  • Batch #1000

    published by Justin Green in News

    Bertha's Revenge Gin batch #1000

    Distilling batch #1000 today. What a journey!

    Thank you everyone! Onwards and upwards.

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