Bertha's Revenge Irish Milk Gin
County Cork, Ireland
Bertha's Revenge is an award winning small batch Irish gin from Co. Cork made using whey spirit, well water and 18 botanical elements.
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What's in it
- Orris root
- Angelica Root
One of the great tests of a gin is how they perform in a martini. To make your own, start by chilling a martini glass in the freezer. Fill a mixing glass with ice and add in 50 ml of Bertha’s Revenge and 15 ml of dry vermouth. Stir for 60 seconds. Strain into the Martini glasses and garnish with an olive or twist of lemon. Use good quality olives and unwaxed lemons.Back to shop
When you smell Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin, jaunty juniper leads, followed quickly by the spicy and warming notes of cardamom, cumin and sweet citrus. The complexity of Bertha is evident and enthralling. She demands to be tasted.
- Warm Spice
When you taste Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin our whey alcohol base comes to the fore on the palate. Effortlessly smooth from the start, sweet orange, coriander and peppery Alexanders are joined in a warming motherly caress of cumin, clove and cardamom. The generous nature of the spirit washes over the palate, finishing in a gentle spice-tinted heat that delivers a considered murmur of approval from your taste buds.
County Cork, Ireland
Bertha’s Revenge is distilled in the Ballyvolane House in County Cork, Ireland – a historic Irish country house used for a variety of events and rentals. As a former dairy farm, Ballyvolane literally translates from Gaelic as ‘the place of the leaping heifers’ – a testament to the fertility and natural diversity of the land on which the estate lies. While the house practices a field to fork philosophy when it comes to food, we echo this by championing a grass to glass approach for everything we bottle.
Made a Different Whey
Our gin is different on two counts: we use Whey alcohol as our base spirit, and we instil a character to the gin that is all about flavour and texture. This is not a classic London Dry style...we are on the spectrum, but a happy spectrum.
From Grass to Glass
We macerate our botanicals in two stages. The hard shell components such as juniper, coriander, cardamom and alexanders go in with the liquid (whey alcohol & water) the night before distillation. We add the remainder on the morning of distillation, and then we start up our lovely 500L Carl still. We normally work on a 200 or 300 litre run; this is the sweet spot for us. The hearts are collected and diluted down gradually over 6 days to our declared ABV of 42%. We keep the heads and tails and use them for production of our 'Herd Immunity' hand sanitiser. We produce, bottle, label and pack everything on site at the distillery.
The Brains Behind It
Irish Friends Messing About in the Countryside
Having scratched heads, studied tea-leaves and consulted with wives for almost a year, Justin Green and Antony Jackson formally established the Ballyvolane House Spirits Company in May 2015. Born out of a shared passion for food and drink, coupled with many years spent in the world of catering, hospitality, marketing, and wine, it just seemed like a good time to come together and become active players in the wonderful world of small-batch distilling. The result is a privately-owned, passionately-run little business based on the grounds of the stunning rural idyll that is Ballyvolane House near Castlelyons in Co. Cork. There are three main protagonists in the story of the Ballyvolane House Spirits Company; Justin Green, Antony Jackson and a cow named Bertha.More on the Brand