NewsGeneral news from Bertha’s byre and the Ginsmiths within.
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.”
Forbes Magazine 'Destination Spirits: This Private Irish Farmhouse Distills A Gin With Local Flavor' by Jillian Dara
We are delighted Bertha’s Revenge Gin and our home Ballyvolane House are featured in Forbes Magazine in an article by Jillian Dara.
“It is the Irish equivalent of a French Chateaux with a vineyard on the estate. We have a historic house with a distillery in the farmyard,” shares Justin Green, cofounder of Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin and owner of Ballyvolane House.
Join us on Friday, 8th September 2023 for a Climate Conscious Food panel discussion, a long-table lunch and a tour of Ballyvolane House and gardens. This event is part of the Feast - East Cork Food and Drink Festival 2023.
Delighted to share Gin Raider’s official review of Bertha.
“Overall, this is a wild gin, it’s unabashedly juniper forward with plenty of other botanicals at play. Lovely.”
Cork City’s most delicious week is back! Cork on a Fork Fest, a city wide celebration of Cork food and dining, returns for five days of feasting and fun from 16th-20th August 2023. Supported by Cork City Council, in collaboration with Failte Ireland, Ireland’s Ancient East, Visit Cork, Cork Business Association, and Cork Airport.
Justin Green from Ballyvolane House Spirits Company will share a fascinating behind the scenes story of the locally produced Bertha’s Revenge small batch Irish milk gin, and a tasting at the Crawford Art Gallery.
2pm, Friday, 18th August 2023