EventsCatch us on the hoof at Gin Festivals, Events, Galas & Exhibitions that you’ll find Bertha’s Revenge appearing at throughout the year!
The launch of the Droimeann Cattle Society Herd Book was held at Ballyvolane House on Wednesday, 22nd August 2018. There was a terrific turnout to support this historic event. It is a monumental occasion as it is the first cattle breed to be recognised in Ireland since 1927. The society are doing really important work to help preserve one of the rarest of the Irish rare-breeds. There are between 200 and 300 Droimeann cattle surviving in Ireland today. RTE’s Ear to the Ground filmed the event which will be aired in November. Thank you to everyone for coming & supporting the launch.
Bertha’s Revenge Gin is named after the most famous Droimeann of them all - Big Bertha, the world’s oldest cow. Fittingly, our distillery is located in an old cow shed in the farm yard at Ballyvolane. Ballyvolane translates into gaelic as ‘the place of leaping heifers’.
Happy happy day!
As part of FEAST - EAST CORK FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL, we are delighted to be hosting a Bertha’s Revenge Gin Distillery Tour, Tasting and a long-table lunch at Ballyvolane House on Thursday, 6th September 2018.
Date: Thursday, 6th September 2018
Time: 12noon distillery tour. 1pm lunch.
Justin is heading to ‘All Together Now’ at Curraghmore House on Sunday, 5th August and will be showing and sharing Bertha’s Revenge Gin Reviver tipples with the audience at the Grubb Circus curated by food writer and journalist, Joe McNamee. Fantastic line-up and looking forward to it enormously!
Ballyvolane House Spirits Company bring Bertha’s Revenge Small Batch Milk Gin to Dublin for a special B&T (Bertha’s & Tonic) tasting at the Irish Whiskey Museum.
A hand-crafted gin which uses whey alcohol from Irish dairy farmers, the natural spring water from Ballyvolane House and incorporating an interesting mix of 18 locally foraged and grown botanicals, Bertha’s Revenge is designed to celebrate the life of a very special cow. On Thursday July 26th, co-founder Antony Jackson will guide guests through the history of Bertha - a Guinness World Record-holder as the oldest cow ever recorded, passing away just three months short of her 49th birthday – along with tips on how to make the perfect B&T.
The Old Butter Roads Food Trails is super excited to be organising the 2nd year of the Summer Féile and this year looks to be even better than last year. Festivities kick off on Saturday May 05 with the Blarney/Cork Féile which will also include the official launch of The Féile.
The Old Butter Road Summer Féile is a month long festival that will be launched with an event at Church of the Resurrection, Blarney. The Féile will be officially launched by renowned food writer Joe McNamee . The Old Butter Roads Food Trails Producers and Restauranteurs will also be in attendance. Both Ballyvolane House and Bertha’s Revenge Gin are proud to be members of the Old Butter Roads.
A totally unique experience where we bring together some of the finest gins of Munster and pair with them Ireland’s first and only premium tonic waters. Enjoy full serves of two varieties from Blackwater Distillery from Waterford, Dingle Gin from The Dingle Whiskey Distillery in Kerry and we will be showing Bertha’s Revenge Gin with Poacher’s classic and citrus tonic waters. Ambassadors from the brands will be on hand to share details of how all the spirits and tonic waters are made and how they can best be enjoyed!
Junipalooza London 2018 at Tobacco Docks on Saturday, 9th and Sunday, 10th June 2018.
We are delighted to be bringing Bertha to London for Junipalooza this year.
The annual Gin festival is a very much one of a kind; not only are all of the makers behind each gin there to talk you through their products in person, but every single gin is free to sample and comes with the option to drink neat or with tonic.
Over 60 gin brands will be in attendance, with well over 100 gins on offer between them. Once through the door, you’ll be handed a tasting glass and off you go to taste you way through the next four hours. Your ticket entitles you to as many samples as you’d like to try, as well as access to a range of talks and masterclasses from industry experts, a great cocktail bar and a room full of gin geeks having the best time since… well, last year’s stellar event.
Bertha will be at the GIN EXPERIENCE DUBLIN on 6th & 7th April at Dublin Castle. Join us for gin masterclasses, sips and samples, food pairings from over 40 gin producers from around Ireland and across the globe.
We are delighted to announce dates for the ‘BERTHA SESSIONS’ live music and one-course supper event in the barn at Ballyvolane House with the next live gig taking place on Good Friday, 30th March 2018.
Local band ‘MORNING NIGHTCAP’ will perform live in the old stone barn located in the farmyard at Ballyvolane House. The doors open at 7.30pm. A Good Friday Fish Pie (special dietary requirements will be accommodated too) will be served at 8pm and the band will perform live after food.
We are delighted to announce that Bertha is one of five contenders for the World’s Best Martini Challenge 2018 in London.
The five contenders will go up against the 2017 winner, Daffy’s Gin, and present their showcase martini recipe to a panel of independent judges at the London event on the evening of January 18th, 2018.
Whilst Bertha did not the title of ‘World’s Best Martini’, we are proud to have won the vote for the ‘People’s Choice” from the audience on the night.