Archive of 2021
A massive thanks to all our customers, distributors, partners, suppliers, families and especially our staff for all your wonderful support during 2021. It has been a challenging year but we are pleased that Bertha’s Revenge Gin is trucking along well despite the on-trade being closed for a large part of this year. We have got Bertha into some new export markets around the world and we are excited and optimistic about the future. We are especially looking forward to jumping on a plane again in 2022 to share Bertha love with our friends and distributors overseas.
Christmas Market in Castlelyons, Sunday, 28th November
We are delighted to have a stall at “A Taste of Christmas” this coming Sunday, 28th November from 12noon to 4pm at Fr. Ferris Park in Castlelyons. Hope you can join us.
Great Taste Awards 2021 - 2 Gold Stars for Bertha's Revenge Navy Strength
Bertha’s Revenge Navy Strength was just awarded 2 gold stars at the Great Taste Awards 2021. This is the highest score we can achieved for our gin so far.
Great Taste is the largest and most trusted accreditation scheme for fine food and drink. It supports, promotes and mentors artisan food producers large and small, who want to supply the UK independent retail sector and overseas stores selling fine food. Great Taste offers a unique benchmarking and product evaluation service leading to an independent accreditation that encourages confidence and commercial success for small business, generating greater awareness for products locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Since 1994, more than 130,000 products have been put through this robust judging process. Each one is fastidiously blind-tasted by selected chefs, buyers, fine food retailers, restaurateurs, food critics and writers over 70 judging days.
Ginfluencers UK review Bertha's Revenge Gin
Oscar and Scott AKA The Ginfluencers UK gave Bertha’s Revenge Gin a glowing review on their YouTube channel. Bertha brought smiles to their faces and we are delighted they enjoyed Bertha so much. The sampled Bertha neat and with tonic in a ‘B&T’.
Thank you so much! Please come and see us if you are ever visiting Co. Cork
We are Hiring!
We have a vacancy for a Distillery General Assistant at Ballyvolane House Spirits Company. Join our tiny team and help us make one of Ireland’s most loved gins. The position will be part-time (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and based in the distillery which is located in the farm yard at Ballyvolane House in Co. Cork. The job entails bottling, labelling, packing and cleaning and a good bit of heavy-lifting.
Bertha's Revenge Navy Strength is a finalist at the Blas na hÉireann Awards 2021
Chuffed to bits that Naval Bertha is a finalist in the Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards 2021.
Now in it’s 14th year, Blas na hEireann, The Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland. Products from every county on Ireland were entered into the 2020 competition to win Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in a broad range of food and drink categories as well as key awards such as Supreme Champion and Best Artisan Producer.
The Blas na hÉireann Awards are a fantastic showcase of the best artisan produce from the island of Ireland.
Chewing the Cud is back next Wednesday, 25th August
CHEWING THE CUD IS BACK!!! 🐄🍷🐄
Join us next Wednesday on IG Live where we will be celebrating life in the sloe lane!
We’ll be on IG Live next Wednesday evening (August 25th) at 6.30pm. And as autumn is upon us, we’ll be discussing our Sloe Bertha, a warming tipple made by infusing wild and cultivated sloes with Bertha’s Revenge Gin.
The perfect antidote to shorter evenings!
See you then!
Bertha Marmalade Short Film - the proof of the pudding is in the eating
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. We are delighted to share this video clip by David McClelland of us thoroughly enjoying a slice of toast with a generous dollop of Bertha’s Revenge Gin marmalade. It is absolutely delicious and made by our friends at Crossogue Preserves. Total heaven!
Ballyvolane House News Summer 2021
Delighted to share all the goings-on at Ballyvolane House this summer.
Staycation in splendid isolation in the house or in the cosy glamping bell tents and quirky arks in the gardens. Weddings are back! Ballyvolane House is also opening up the gardens and a pop-up cafe on selected dates during the summer. A warm welcome to Sarah English who has just joined the team as House Chef.
IWSC Silver Award 2021 for Naval Bertha
We are chuffed to bits that the latest addition to our little herd, Bertha’s Revenge Navy Strength Gin won a ‘Spirit Silver’ Award at the IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition) 2021 in London. The International Wine & Spirit Competition awards excellence to wines & spirits in over 90 countries, encouraging recognition for quality products since 1969.