Awards

Awards & accolades from the Food & Drinks Industry
  • Great Taste Awards 2021 - 2 Gold Stars for Bertha's Revenge Navy Strength

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    Great Taste Awards - 2 Gold Stars for Naval Bertha

    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.

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  • Bertha's Revenge Navy Strength is a finalist at the Blas na hÉireann Awards 2021

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    Naval Bertha - Finalist - Blas na hÉireann Irish Food 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.

    Fingers-crossed!

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  • IWSC Silver Award 2021 for Naval Bertha

    published by Justin Green in News, Awards

    IWSC Silver 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.

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  • The World's Original Dalemain Marmalade Awards 2021 - Silver for Bertha's Revenge Small Batch Orange Marmalade

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    Silver for Bertha's Revenge Small Batch Orange Marmalade - The World's Original Dalemain Marmalade Awards 2021

    We are thrilled our Bertha’s Revenge Small Batch Orange Marmalade has won Silver in the Artisan section of The World’s Original Marmalade Awards 2021.

    The marmalade is made by our friend Veronica Molloy and her fab team at Crossogue Preserves.

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  • World Dairy Innovation Awards 2021 Finalist

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    Bertha's Revenge Gin World Dairy Innovation Awards 2021 Finalist

    We are delighted that Bertha’s Revenge Gin is a finalist in the World Dairy Innovation Awards 2021 for ‘Best dairy drink’. We are chuffed to bits and we wish all the other finalists the best of luck.

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  • Beverage Testing Institute Silver Award 2021 for Bertha's Revenge Gin

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    Beverage Testing Institute Silver Award for Bertha's Revenge Gin

    We are proud as punch that Bertha was just awarded a Silver medal by the Beverage Testing Institute.

    Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) was founded in 1981 as the first international wine competition in the United States, adding beer, spirits, cider, sake, mead and more to the repertoire in 1994. Using industry-leading methodology co-developed with Cornell University and a one-of-a-kind approach to trade focus groups and sensory panelist recruitment, BTI’s evaluations are so much more than a competition. Beverage Testing Institute has become the most comprehensive and reliable source for alcohol beverage product testing and professional reviews in the world.

    Thank you so much! We are delighted.

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  • McKenna's Guides Best in Ireland 2021 for Ballyvolane House

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    McKenna's Guides Best in Ireland 2021

    We are delighted to share the good news that Ballyvolane House has been awarded the The McKennas’ Guide Best in Ireland 2021 plaque. The McKenna’s plaque is one of the most respected badge of merit in Irish contemporary food and hospitality. John and Sally have championed the best of Irish food and hospitality to their wide audience for over thirty years and have published numerous books.

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  • World Gin Awards 2021 - Silver for both Bertha and Sloe Bertha

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    Silver for Bertha's Revenge Gin & Sloe Bertha at the World Gin Awards 2021

    We are chuffed to bits that Bertha’s Revenge Gin and Sloe Bertha both won Silver at the World Gin Awards 2021. We are delighted, thank you!

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  • Great Taste Awards 2020 - Gold Star for Sloe Bertha

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    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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