Archive of 2017
Bertha on Ice
We would like to share this wonderful pic and thank @ReluctantFOOdie for sending the pic of ‘Bertha on Ice’ or ‘Revenge is best served cold’. It was taken in the Newfoundland coast in Canada.
Ballyvolane House News Autumn/Winter 2017
Lots going on at Ballyvolane House over the next few months: Taste Cork Week, Turtle Bunbury talks about his latest book ‘1847’, Faulty Towers comes to Ballyvolane (prepare for total chaos), Festive Feasting in the run-up to Xmas and lashings of Bertha tipples along the way!
Great Taste Awards Star 2017 for Bertha
We are delighted to announce that Bertha was awarded a star at the Great Taste Awards 2017 in London. We are udderly delighted.
Taste Cork Week - 'Meet the Makers' lunch & distillery tour at Ballyvolane House
As part of Taste Cork Week which runs from 16th to 22nd October 2017, we are hosting a ‘Meet the Makers’ Tour, Chat and Lunch with Antony & Justin the distillers of Bertha’s Revenge Gin, Scott the brewer at Eight Degrees Brewing and Daniel the cider maker of Stonewell Cider at Ballyvolane House on Wednesday, 18th October 2017.
The event will kick-off at 12noon with a B&T (Bertha & Tonic) and as soon as everyone has arrived, guests will be given a tour of the house, gardens and gin distillery. Lunch will be served at 1pm in the dining terrace where guests can meet and chat with the makers over lunch. Tipples produced by all three makers will be served during lunch.
We would urge you to book early to avoid disappointment. It promises to be a wonderful event where guests can ‘Meet the Makers’ enjoy a good lunch, sample some stonking tipples and make merry. We hope you can join us!
Bertha's Revenge - a contender for the World's Best Martini 2018
Delighted Bertha is a contender for the World’s Best Martini 2018. In good company!
The 10 Most Exclusive Wedding Venues in Ireland
We are delighted Ballyvolane House made the cut into ‘The 10 Most Exclusive Wedding Venues in Ireland’ by IrelandBeforeYouDie.
There is an award winning on-site gin distillery. Need we say more? In case that hasn’t convinced you, Ballyvolane House is a private venue on 80 acres in Cork. The vibe here is distinctly vintage chic. They even offer old-timey lawn games for your guests! Originally built in 1728, it was remodeled in Victorian times giving it a classically Italianate look. The owners have international hospitality experience so they bring meticulous five-star hotel quality wedding planning to a party house venue. A fantastic combination. The food is farm to fork pedigree and the on-site accommodation includes luxurious bell-tent glamping. It’s definitely one for the boho-brides. Did we mention they make gin?!
Feast - East Cork Food & Drink Festival 4th to 10th September 2017
Really looking forward to the Feast - East Cork Food & Drink Festival which runs from 4th to 10th September 2017 in Midleton. Justin is presenting Bertha from 12.15pm to 1pm on Saturday, 9th September at SAGE Restaurant. There is a wonderful line-up of events and characters. Hope to see you there!
Blas na hEireann Awards 2017 finalist
We are chuffed to bits that Bertha’s Revenge Sloe Gin is a finalist at the Blas na hEireann Awards 2017. We are looking forward to a night out in Dingle very soon. Dingle has the finest collection of authentic old-school Irish pubs in the world.
Co. Cork milk gin goes from 'grass to glass' by Caroline Allen writing for Agriland
‘Bertha’s Revenge’ small batch Irish milk gin is a product that is making its mark in the marketplace, with the catchline ‘from grass to glass.’
The gin business is owned by school friends, Justin Green and Anthony Jackson. Justin and Jenny Green own the well-known Ballyvolane House, near Castlelyons, Co. Cork, along with a farm.
Originally created by the celebrated bartender Harry McElone at the Ciro Club in London. He adapted his recipe in the 1920’s at his own Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. The cocktail grew in popularity and in 1930, Harry Craddock, of The American Bar at The Savoy in London, published the recipe in his Savoy Cocktail Book. Peter Dorelli, the legendary former manager of The American Bar added a dash of egg white to bind the drink together and give a smooth and silky texture and finish. Bertha’s botancials shine through brilliantly in a White Lady.