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Gin Magazine - Irish Gin: Brands from the Emerald Isle to know and try
Gone are the days when beer and whiskey ruled the roost in Ireland. The nation has been in the grip of the craft gin movement for the past five years; once perceived as a go-to drink for the older generation, it’s now firmly on-trend and more popular – not to mention more available – than ever.
We are delighted Bertha is featured in this article by Gin Magazine. Cheers!
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.
Irish Times - 'In the navy: Strong gin from Bertha’s Revenge will give you sea legs' by John Wilson
Ballyvolane’s Navy Strength gin, at 57.1%, dials up the spices and includes fresh citrus
Irish Examiner - Naval Bertha is Leslie Williams' 'Spirit of the Week'
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.
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!
Bertha's Revenge Navy Strength
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.
‘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!
Six Spectacular Christmas Crackers
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.
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.
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!