Archive of June, 2017

  • Revenge is best served cold... check out the Irish gin with the best back story by Louise Kelly writing for the Irish Independent

    published in News

    Revenge is best served cold… check out the Irish gin with the best back story.

    Legendary cow ‘Big Bertha’ became a local celebrity when she passed away on New Eve’s 1993 at a farm in Co Sneem.

    Bought as a calf by farmer Jerome O’Leary, Bertha died just three months shy of her 49th birthday, having given birth to 39 calves.

    Her life’s achievement earned her an entry in the Guinness Book of Records - and her legend now lives on in a unique Irish gin which is gaining global recognition.

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  • 'Bertha-lele' at Ballyvolane House. Irish Gin & Tonic Fest 2017

    published in Events, News


    We are delighted to bring you Bertha-lele 2017!

    This is part of the Irish Gin & Tonic Fest 2017 which runs from 25 June to 01 July 2017. The Irish Gin & Tonic Fest is a nation-wide celebration of Irish Craft Gin & Tonic with gin-related events taking place in venues up and down the country. Our contribution will be to host Bertha tipples, Ukulele tunes and dinner at Ballyvolane House on Saturday, 01 July 2017.

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  • Gintastic Belgium blog - Bertha is one of their top 5 gins!

    published in News

    We are delighted with this review of Bertha by gin blogger Gintasticbelgium•🍸• Thank you very much!

    Here it is…

    God damn I love this one! This is one of my favorites, tried about 100 gins and this one will be in my top 10! Maybe even top 5!

    Interested about this gin and some more information? Check our post from yesterday! Today time for our serve: 🐮 • 5cl Bertha’s Revenge Gin • 120ml Fever-Tree Indian Tonic • Dried lime wheel • Juniper Berries - . Cheers, Gintasticbelgium 🙌🏻

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  • Botanical Booze - the global success of Irish craft gin by Corinna Hardgrave, Irish Independent

    published in News

    When Brian McGinn, one of the producers of the award-winning Netflix series Chef’s Table, was visiting Ireland in search of new stories two weeks ago, Ballyvolane House was one of the places he visited. Co-incidentally, two days later, Bertha’s Revenge, the small batch Irish milk gin that is distilled at Ballyvolane House by owner Justin Green and his business partner Antony Jackson, was awarded a gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the most influential in the industry.

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