News

General news from Bertha’s byre and the Ginsmiths within.
  • Irish Examiner - Naval Bertha is Leslie Williams' 'Spirit of the Week'

    published by Justin Green in News

    Naval Bertha is Leslie Williams' 'Spirit of the Week' in the Irish Examiner

    Bertha’s Revenge has been a deserved success for Justin Green of Ballyvolane House and his business partner, Anthony Jackson. The punchy cumin and juniper flavours make a perfect G&T and an excellent Gimlet or Tom Colilns. This brand new Navy Strength version might be even better.

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  • World Gin Awards 2021 - Silver for both Bertha and Sloe Bertha

    published by Justin Green in News, Awards

    Silver for Bertha's Revenge Gin & Sloe Bertha at the World Gin Awards 2021

    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!

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  • Bertha's Revenge Navy Strength

    published by Justin Green in News

    Bertha's Revenge Navy Strength Gin

    We are delighted to introduce you to a new nautical member of our little herd - Bertha’s Revenge Navy Strength Gin. We have raised the ABV to a lip-pursing 57.1%, and have shuffled the botanical blend slightly to accentuate one or two of the more pronounced flavour notes. The extra strength gives our merry crew of spices a megaphone through which to convey their message, which is as smooth and as well-balanced as you would expect from a cow riding at anchor.

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  • Cork Beo

    published by Justin Green in News

    Berthas Revenge 'Herd Immunity' Hand Sanitiser

    ‘Cork distillery using their speciality gin to create boujee hand sanitiser’.

    Lovely piece about how we diversified Bertha’s Revenge ‘Herd Immunity’ Hand Sanitiser by Rebecca Laffin writing for Cork Beo last week. Thank you so much Rebecca!

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  • Six Spectacular Christmas Crackers

    published by Justin Green in News

    Limited Edition Luxury Christmas Crackers by AD Event Design

    We love these luxury limited edition Christmas Crackers by AD Event Design. Perfect for gifting or to enhance your dining table, these bow adorned designs snap open to reveal a miniature bottle of Bertha’s Revenge Gin and chocolate treats from Bean and Goose.

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  • Bertha's Revenge 'Herd Immunity' Hand Sanitiser

    published by Justin Green in News

    Bertha's Revenge 'Herd Immunity' Hand Sanitiser

    We are acutely aware that businesses across this little island have been deeply, and in some cases devastatingly, affected by the fallout from the Covid pandemic.

    When the market for gin was rather quiet in recent months, we were fortunate enough, like many other distilleries, to be able to diversify into the production of hand sanitiser. Working to World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended guidelines, we have created a liquid sanitiser that at 80% ABV is fully effective, and also smells rather good having a small percentage of gin as a constituent ingredient!

    Bertha’s Revenge ‘Herd Immunity’ Hand Sanitiser is approved by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

    In the short to medium term the health and reassurance of staff and customers will be paramount, and regular and visible use of an effective sanitiser is going to be a feature of operational policy.

    It is suitable for all atomiser and spray delivery systems, be they hand held, wall-mounted or free-standing static units.

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  • IWSC Bronze for Sloe Bertha

    published by Justin Green in News, Awards

    IWSC Bronze award 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!

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  • How to Make a Great Bertha's Revenge Gin Cocktail Series

    published by Justin Green in Gin Cocktails, News

    Bertha's Revenge Gin - Gimlet

    We have just commissioned a series of ‘How to Make a Great Bertha Cocktail’ series showcasing our Dry Martini Cocktail, Gimlet, Rhubarb Martini, Negroni and Hedgerow Martini.

    The stunning illusrations are by Ciara Coogan of Cicoillustrates.

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  • Bertha's Revenge 'Herd Immunity' Hand Sanitiser

    published by Justin Green in News

    Bertha's Revenge Herd Immunity Hand Sanitiser

    We are following the World Health Organisation guidelines and we have produced a liquid hand sanitiser and disinfectant that is highly effective and carries an alcohol content of between 75% to 80%. It’s quick drying and is ideal for refillable spray bottles.

    We will be making our sanitiser available to the public and to people in need in our community. Hand sanitiser plays a vital role is reducing and slowing the infection rates of Covid-19.

    Please contact us on 025 36349 or email info@ballyvolanespirits.ie if you need supply.

    We can supply in bulk too if you are looking for large volumes of hand sanitiser.

    Keep safe and keep healthy!

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  • Neighbourfood

    published by Justin Green in News

    Neighbourfood.ie

    Bertha’s Revenge Gin along with our ‘Herd Immunity’ hand sanitiser are now on sale online through NeighbourFood. It’s a ‘click and collect’ model and all of the products listed in a NeighbourFood market are grown or produced by local farmers or artisan producers.

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