Archive of 2020

  • Great Taste Awards 2020 - 2 Gold Starts for Bertha's Revenge Gin Orange Marmalade

    published by Justin Green in

    Great Taste Award - 2 Gold Stars for Bertha's Revenge Gin Orange Marmalade

    We are delighted to share some joyous news that Bertha’s Revenge Gin Orange Marmalade, which is produced by our good friend Veronica Molloy and her team at Crossogue Preserves in Co. Tipperary was awarded 2 Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2020. We are chuffed to bits. Thank you and well done Veronica!

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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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  • Great Taste Awards 2020 - Gold Star for Sloe Bertha

    published by Justin Green in Awards

    Great Taste Award Gold Star for Sloe Bertha

    Bertha’s Revenge Sloe Gin is among the Great Taste winners of 2020

    Great Taste, the world’s most trusted food and drink awards, has announced its stars of 2020. Out of 12,777 products sent in from 106 different countries, Ballyvolane House Spirits Company was awarded a 1-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it a food that delivers fantastic flavour for its Bertha’s Revenge Sloe Gin.

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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 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

    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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  • Conde Nast Traveller - The Hotels Royals Love by Annabelle Spranklen

    published by Justin Green in News


    We are delighted to share this article in Conde Nast Traveller. HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall stayed at Ballyvolane House (the home of Bertha’s Revenge Gin) in June 2018 and they were utterly charming as were their entire entourage. It was fantastic for Cork and the locality and we loved having them here. They enjoyed Bertha tipples too.

    Written by Annabelle Spranklen for Conde Nast Traveller.

    “BALLYVOLANE HOUSE, COUNTY CORK, IRELAND. This magical family-run hotel in the County Cork countryside was the ideal place for a royal sleepover when Prince Charles and Camilla were on an official tour of Cork in the summer of 2018. Built in 1728, this historic house, which has been in the hands of the Green family since the 1950s, is surrounded by a bluebell-carpeted woodland and acres of luscious emerald fields, giving guests as much seclusion as they wish. Inside, gleaming polished floors and doors with painted panels of intricate flowers and chirpy birds await, a nod to the antique, vintage-inspired décor that takes over the rest of the house. There’s a homely feel to the place – expect one of the family’s terriers to roll over for a rub as well as a tasting of the homemade gin, called Bertha’s Revenge Gin; Prince Charles even took a bottle home.”

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  • Sloe Bertha 'Spirit of the Week' by Leslie Williams in the Irish Examiner

    published by Justin Green in News

    Sloe Bertha is ‘Spirit of the Week’ by Leslie Williams writing for the Irish Examiner.

    Leslie suggests “Perfect for Kir and a great match for Easter Eggs”.

    Thank you Leslie!

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