Archive of 2022
Cork on a Fork Festival 2022, Bertha cocktails at Coqbull and Cornstore in Cork
Cork on a Fork Festival, a Cork city-wide celebration of local food and drinks and ever evolving dining scene from August 17th-21st 2022.
FFT - Second Phase RTD Canned Cocktails Show Provenance by Mark Murphy
Delighted Bertha Summer Cup is included in Mark Murphy’s article writing for Food For Thought (FFT) about premium canned RTD cocktails. Thank you!
Grub Circus 2022 at All Together Now, Curraghmore Estate, Co. Waterford
All Together Now 2022 kicks off this weekend from 29th to 31st July at Curraghmore Estate in Co. Waterford. Justin is delighted to be sharing Bertha love at Grub Circus at 6pm on Sunday, 31st July. Promises to be a fun session!
Bertha Summer Cup, Taste of the Week by Billy Lyons
Lovely mention of Bertha’s Summer Cup by Billy Lyons, AKA Cork Billy in his wonderful food, drinks and travel blog.
Ballymaloe May Fair 20th, 21st & 22nd May
Justin is hugely looking forward to doing a cocktail demo at the Ballymaloe May Fair at 12.30pm on Sunday, 22nd May 2022.
The Ballymaloe May Fair promises to be one of the highlights of the summer and runs as follows:
Friday, 20th May: 5pm to 10pm Saturday, 21st May: 10am til Late. Sunday, 22nd May: 10am to 5pm.
'Bertha's Resurrection' by Turtle Bunbury
Author, podcaster, broadcaster, historian and our dear friend Turtle Bunbury stumbled upon Big Bertha’s wake on New Year’s Eve in 1993. This kind of thing happens to Turtle all the time which makes him almost as remarkable as Bertha! Without Turtle, we would not have discovered Bertha and we owe him a huge debt of gratitude for bringing Bertha to our attention. Turtle recently published a wonderful article entitled “Bertha’s Resurrection” for his website turtlebunbury.com.
Home from Home Travel Auction in aid of Ukraine
Last chance to bid or donate to this worthy cause. Auction ends at 7pm on Sunday, 1st May.
Home for Home is a travel auction, offering participants the chance to stay in some of the world’s most beautiful and exclusive homes, with all proceeds directly benefiting much needed aid relief efforts in the Ukraine. The brainchild of of our dear friend Josephine Ryan, author, interiors expert and stylist, the collection comprises 30 properties located across the globe, many of which are not typically available to rent. Homes listed include Neuendorf House, a design-led Mallorcan villa created by world renowned architects John Pawson and Claudio Silvestrin and Thyme, the much loved 31 bedroom bolthole found in the heart of the Cotswolds.
With opening bids starting from £500, the auction provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience some of the world’s most spellbinding properties. Josephine is hoping to raise £50,000; all proceeds will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), which allows the added benefit of a pound for pound donations match, courtesy of the UK Government.
Irish Times 'Ballyvolane House finds a use for its Crab Apples - Gin' by John Wilson
Huge thanks to the wonderful John Wilson for the fab review of Bertha’s Revenge Crab Apple Gin Liqueur in the Irish Times Magazine.
“This is a delicious drink, not too sweet and full of spicy apple flavours.”
Introducing Bertha in a can
Introducing Bertha in a can. We are delighted to launch two Bertha ready to drink offerings: the Bertha & Tonic and the Bertha Summer Cup. Attractively packaged, convenient and rather tasty. Great for picnics, parties and festivals … and of course just to have in the fridge at home for a quick thirst quencher. The Bertha & Tonic has a lovely citrus flavour with a nice hit of gin, while the Summer Cup is the perfect refreshing summer punch to enjoy on a sunny day! They’ll be in shops soon. Watch this space for details.
Double Gold for Bertha's Revenge Gin - San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) 2022
Bertha’s Revenge Gin was awarded a Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2022. This is the highest award we have received from a truly independent awards judging panel so far. We would like extend our thanks to the judges. We are absolutely delighted.
The San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) has just finished its 22nd annual judging of spirits. Founded in 2000, the SFWSC is the oldest competition in North America. A total of 70 judges drawn from all over the world evaluated approximately 5,000 spirits over two weeks in April 2022. 2022 marked the largest number of entrants that the San Francisco competition has ever received. Not only is the SFWSC now the largest spirits competition in the world, but we saw growth across all spirit categories, especially RTDs.