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General news from Bertha’s byre and the Ginsmiths within.
  • Bertha's Revenge Sloe Gin

    published by Justin Green in Gin Cocktails, Recipes, News

    Bertha's Revenge Sloe Gin

    Sloe Bertha - a warming tipple made by infusing wild and cultivated sloe berries with Bertha’s Revenge Gin. We steep them in Bertha’s Revenge Gin for several months and then add sugar syrup at the end to sweeten. A bit like a good dog, Sloe Bertha is a welcome companion when taking to the great outdoors over the winter. A few sips of Sloe Bertha will renew flagging enthusiasm when cold, wet and watching a match from the sidelines.

    Equally, it will serve to gird the loins when facing the final hill of the day. Away from the sporting field, Sloe Bertha is a key ingredient in our Hedgerow Martini. ⌗sipsensibly

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  • Corporate Xmas Gifts

    published by Justin Green in News

    Looking to bring joy and to really impress your clients, customers, staff and work colleagues this Xmas? We can help. We can ship cases of Bertha in our lovely gift tubes throughout Ireland. Please contact email us for prices on info@ballyvolanespirits.ie.

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  • Georgina Campbell 'Country House of the Year 2020' for Ballyvolane House

    published by Justin Green in Events, News, Awards

    Georgina Campbell 'Country House of the Year 2020' for Ballyvolane House

    Ballyvolane House (the home of Bertha’s Revenge Gin) is the Georgina Campbell ‘Country House of the Year 2020’. We are chuffed to bits with this award and it recognises the hard work and dedication of our fantastic team working here with us. Thank you Georgina, we have been celebrating!

    Citation from Georgina Campbell:

    “Justin and Jenny Green are the current custodians of this gracious 1728 mansion. Surrounded by its own farmland and magnificent wooded grounds, it has wonderful gardens (domain of Justin’s father, Jeremy), a trout lake and salmon beats on the River Blackwater, it’s also known for contemporary charms - glamping (bell tents or the pig ark!), an atmospheric wedding venue and even their own gin, the famed Bertha’s Revenge. Justin and Jenny are an extremely hospitable couple, committed to continuing the standards of hospitality, comfort and food and drink for which this lovely and fun-filled house is renowned - and recent guests Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall obviously enjoyed it, as you can see from their framed letter of thanks in the drawing room.”

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  • Food & Drink Business Awards 2019 - Silver for Ballyvolane House Spirits Company

    published by Justin Green in Events, News, Awards

    Bertha's Revenge Gin wins silver at the Food & Drink Business Awards 2019

    We are absolutely delighted to have won silver in the ‘Spirit Company of the Year’ category at the Food & Drink Business Awards 2019 in Dublin on 5th September. The Great Northern Distillery was the overall winner of this category and we would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists. Super night, thank you!

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  • Bertha's Revenge Gin's Inner Sanctum

    published by Justin Green in News

    Bottling line, Bertha's Revenge Gin

    Welcome to the inner sanctum of Bertha’s Revenge Gin…

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  • Gin Magazine - Duty Free gins take flight

    published by Justin Green in News

    Gin Magazine - Duty Free gins take flight - Bertha's Revenge Gin

    We are delighted to be featured in this article in Gin Magazine.

    After years of putting up with a limited offer, gin-loving travellers are now often spoilt for choice at many airports.

    A decade ago international travellers had a poor selection of gins to choose from on a typical visit to an airport duty-free store. Gin was allocated just a couple of shelves and the range featured the usual suspects – Gordon’s, for a long time the best-selling brand, Bombay Sapphire, Beefeater and Tanqueray. A price saving was the only reason to buy.

    Today, the offer of gins on display to travellers is much wider even at airports serving markets where gin has not been strong domestically. Provincial airports are championing local craft gins; more established craft brands are launching travel retail exclusives for the first time, and the big names in gin are responding to the increased competition by launching their own exclusive lines.

    In short, there’s never been a better time to pick up a bottle of gin on your travels. So dust off your passport and come with us as we bring you the latest travel retail releases…

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  • Sloe Bertha - Finalist 2019 - Blas na hEireann - Irish Food Awards

    published by Justin Green in News, Awards

    Sloe Bertha - Finalist 2019 Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards

    We are delighted that Sloe Bertha is a Finalist in the Blas Na HEireann - Irish Food Awards 2019. The award winners will be announced on 5th October at the Dingle Food Festival. Congratulations to all the other finalists who made it through this year. Dingle will be the place to be and we are looking forward to one hell of a knees-up.

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  • Food and Wine Ireland features Feast Cork Food and Drink Festival

    published by Justin Green in Events, News

    Nice feature on Feast - East Cork Food & Drink Festival in Food & Wine Ireland.

    The week-long event, known as fEast Cork, takes place from 1st to 8th September 2019 and organisers say it will be the biggest and best to date. Based in Midleton but encompassing the wider region, the festival week promises a mix of dinners, markets, demonstration and conversations, as well as foraging, mixology, producers and the heritage and storytelling the region - and the island of Ireland is known for.

    Super line-up of events and we are delighted to be part of this festival and we are hosting a Bertha’s Revenge Gin ‘Meet the Makers’ Distillery Tour, Tasting and Lunch at Ballyvolane House on Thursday, 5th September.

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  • Distillery Tour, Tasting and Lunch - Feast - East Cork Food & Drink Festival 2019

    published by Justin Green in Events, News

    Bertha's Revenge Gin Distillery Tour, Tasting & Lunch - Feast East Cork Food & Drink Festival 2019

    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, 5th September 2019.

    We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fun and fascinating afternoon.

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  • Finalist Food & Drink Business Awards 2019

    published by Justin Green in News, Awards

    We are delighted our little company is a ‘Spirit Company of the Year’ finalist in the Food & Drink Business Awards 2019. In good company too along with Dingle Distillery, Great Northern Distillery and Galway Gin Company. Fingers crossed!

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