Archive of 2023
Irish Examiner "Father's Day Gift Guide: 14 Irish-made ideas and experiences for every budget" by Nicole Glennon
Father’s Day is on 18th June and we are delighted Bertha was included in the Irish Examiner’s “Father’s Day Gift Guide: 14 Irish-made ideas and experiences for every budget” by Nicole Glennon. In good company too. Thanks Nicole!
Distiller Magazine USA - Review of Bertha's Revenge Gin by Virginia Miller
Distiller Magazine is published in print and online by the American Distilling Institute. We are delighted and grateful that Bertha was featured and reviewed in the magazine.
Dining and drinks writer and judge Virginia Miller combs through new craft spirits releases to taste, review, and recommend. Here are her top 12 picks of the month, rated on a scale of one to five.
Irish Country Magazine "Embrace the Bank Holiday weekend with these refreshing summer cocktails" by Claire Murrihy
Delighted to see Bertha’s Revenge Gin Rhubarb Martini is featured in Irish Country Magazine this month. Thank you Claire!
Bertha wins Gold at 'The Fifty Best' in New York
Held in New York on 17th, May 2023 “The Fifty Best” has once again shined its spotlight on gin by hosting a tasting where 37 contenders were evaluated for the distinguished “Best Gin” awards for 2023.
We are delighted to announce that Bertha’s Revenge Small Batch Irish Milk Gin was awarded a Gold medal.
We are chuffed to bits, thank you!
National Biodiversity Week Ireland 2023
National Biodiversity Week Ireland 2023 Ireland runs from 19th to 28th May.
We are always trying to improve our biodiversity here at Ballyvolane House and we have around 20 hectares of woodland and four lakes which provide pristine and safe habitats for birds, red squirrels, amphibians and pollinators. We preserve and protect these biodiversity friendly habitats and we have created some new ones too. We have added some waterfowl nesting tubes (see photo above) to our lakes which provide safe nesting boxes for moorhens and mallard. We have also recently sown 4.5 hectares of winter bird food (mix of spring wheat, linseed, white mustard, phacelia and oilseed radish) which will sustain and feed an abundance of our resident songbirds throughout the winter months. We have erected numerous bird nesting boxes and bat boxes around the estate too. We also planted 300 native trees last year.
The Craft Gin Guide, 2nd Edition
We are delighted Bertha is featured in The Craft Gin Guide 2nd Edition by David T. Smith and Ella Carr. The book celebrates the most interesting small batch distillers and microdistilleries across Ireland and Britain. Published by Duncan Petersen Publishing the guide is available online via Amazon and other book retailers. Thank you for including Bertha in all its forms.
As London prepares for King Charles III’s coronation on 6th May, as if anyone could ever forget! But one needn’t line up along the Mall to mark the moment in style. Instead, why not flee the madness and escape to one of his favorite hotels around the world?
Ballyvolane House (our home) and Bertha’s Revenge Gin were featured in Airmail in an article entitled ‘Sleeping Around’ by Katie Bowman about King Charles’ favourite getaways. Although Elvis is king in this house, we do fondly remember his stay at Ballyvolane House in 2018 and we would like to congratulate him on his coronation and wish him every success in his new job!
Nice mentions in The Irish Times and The Sunday Times last weekend
Nice mentions in two travel articles in The Irish Times and The Sunday Times last weekend featuring our home Ballyvolane House. There are so many wonderful places to stay in Ireland. The gin distillery is located in an old cowshed in the farmyard at Ballyvolane House and Bertha tipples are a massive part of the Ballyvolane House experience. Bring on the summer 2023!
Bertha at Ballymaloe May Fair
Bertha’s Revenge Gin has taken a stall at the Ballymaloe May Fair over the weekend of 12th, 13th and 14th May. We have been to the Ballymaloe May Fair ourselves as punters in the past and it is a fantastic day out for all the family. The event is located at the stunning Ballymaloe House with incredible food trucks, workshops, cookery demos and a dizzying array of stall holders selling all sorts of curiosities from antiques to Irish crafts to artisan gin. Come and have a gin-wag with Justin who will be there throughout the weekend. Justin will be sharing Bertha tipples and the ‘full herd’ of Bertha’s Revenge Gin will be on sale.
Jim Vorel of Paste Magazine reviews Bertha's Revenge Gin
Jim Vorel of Paste Magazine gave Bertha’s Revenge a 7.5/10 rating, sharing, “Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin is a perfectly competent London dry gin that will primarily appeal to those who enjoy that particular spicy profile.” The review also includes the story of Big Bertha and sustainability messaging.