Archive of 2018
Ballyvolane House - Ireland's Best Guest House, Home of Bertha's Revenge by The GastroGays
We are delighted to share this wonderful blog by the Gastro Gays ‘Ballyvolane House - Ireland’s Best Guest House, Home of Bertha’s Revenge’. It is beautifully written and the house comes alive with their stunning pics too. Thank you so much gents. It was a pleasure having you here.
ChewTheFat Podcast on Bertha by the GastroGays
Listen back to this wonderful ChewTheFat podcast episode 3 by Patrick and Russell AKA The Gastro Gays. We chatted about our gin journey so far. Thanks gents for featuring Bertha.
HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall stay at Ballyvolane House
HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall stayed at Ballyvolane House during their official visit to Cork this week. It was a huge privilege having them here and it has been an incredible few days. They are utterly charming. The Prince of Wales presented us with a bottle of Highgrove Organic gin and we gave him a bottle of Bertha’s Revenge Gin. I hope all the road closures and check-points weren’t too much of an inconvenience to all our neighbours. The Garda team handling the security operation were highly impressive and most professional. The Prince’s entourage from Clarence House and all the officials from the British Embassy and the Department of Foreign Affairs were a pleasure to deal with too. Their visit is great for us and the area and it has raised the profile of Cork. Thank you for staying! We really enjoyed having everyone here. It’s been quite a week!
(Thanks to Dave McClelland Photography for coming down to photograph the event).
Old Butter Roads Summer Feile 2018
The Old Butter Roads Food Trails is super excited to be organising the 2nd year of the Summer Féile and this year looks to be even better than last year. Festivities kick off on Saturday May 05 with the Blarney/Cork Féile which will also include the official launch of The Féile.
The Old Butter Road Summer Féile is a month long festival that will be launched with an event at Church of the Resurrection, Blarney. The Féile will be officially launched by renowned food writer Joe McNamee . The Old Butter Roads Food Trails Producers and Restauranteurs will also be in attendance. Both Ballyvolane House and Bertha’s Revenge Gin are proud to be members of the Old Butter Roads.
Poacher's Gin & Tonic Club - All Munster Gins Edition
A totally unique experience where we bring together some of the finest gins of Munster and pair with them Ireland’s first and only premium tonic waters. Enjoy full serves of two varieties from Blackwater Distillery from Waterford, Dingle Gin from The Dingle Whiskey Distillery in Kerry and we will be showing Bertha’s Revenge Gin with Poacher’s classic and citrus tonic waters. Ambassadors from the brands will be on hand to share details of how all the spirits and tonic waters are made and how they can best be enjoyed!
'A Hairy Idea' by Swiss journalist Matthias Scholer
Swiss journalist Matthias Scholer visited Ballyvolane House and our distillery in 2016. He interviewed Justin and made a short video and he has written a story ‘A Hairy Idea’ for his blog ‘Local Food Stories’ and we are delighted to share it. Thank you very much Matthias.
Junipalooza London 2018
Junipalooza London 2018 at Tobacco Docks on Saturday, 9th and Sunday, 10th June 2018.
We are delighted to be bringing Bertha to London for Junipalooza this year.
The annual Gin festival is a very much one of a kind; not only are all of the makers behind each gin there to talk you through their products in person, but every single gin is free to sample and comes with the option to drink neat or with tonic.
Over 60 gin brands will be in attendance, with well over 100 gins on offer between them. Once through the door, you’ll be handed a tasting glass and off you go to taste you way through the next four hours. Your ticket entitles you to as many samples as you’d like to try, as well as access to a range of talks and masterclasses from industry experts, a great cocktail bar and a room full of gin geeks having the best time since… well, last year’s stellar event.
The Global Gin Boom Washes Ashore in Ireland by Jonah Flicker writing for Vinepair
Irish whiskey has been on a tear over the past few years, with sales value increasing by 22 percent in the U.S. and 18.5 percent in all markets over the first half of 2017.
But gin is the fastest-growing spirits category in Ireland. There are now 30 Irish brands available, and global exports tripled in volume in 2016. The Irish Spirits Association expects these numbers to increase this year, which means there will be even more Irish gin available here in the U.S.
Gin Experience Dublin 2018
Bertha will be at the GIN EXPERIENCE DUBLIN on 6th & 7th April at Dublin Castle. Join us for gin masterclasses, sips and samples, food pairings from over 40 gin producers from around Ireland and across the globe.
Bertha Sessions - new dates announced
We are delighted to announce dates for the ‘BERTHA SESSIONS’ live music and one-course supper event in the barn at Ballyvolane House with the next live gig taking place on Good Friday, 30th March 2018.
Local band ‘MORNING NIGHTCAP’ will perform live in the old stone barn located in the farmyard at Ballyvolane House. The doors open at 7.30pm. A Good Friday Fish Pie (special dietary requirements will be accommodated too) will be served at 8pm and the band will perform live after food.