Ballyvolane House Spirits Company recently launched their unique product ‘Bertha’s Revenge’, an Irish Milk Gin, in Dublin.
The company was formed last April by school friends Justin Green and Anthony Jackson and is the first Irish distillery to produce small batch Irish Milk Gin from whey alcohol.
As Ballyvolane House is known for practising a field-to-fork philosophy when it comes to food, so now with Bertha’s Revenge they echo this intention, championing a grass-to-glass approach with everything they bottle.
The inspiration for the gin, Bertha, was a legendary Droimeann cow from Sneem, Co Kerry, who died in 1993. She is the Guinness World Record-holder as the oldest cow ever recorded, passing away just three months short of her 49th birthday, more than twice the lifespan of your average cow.
The hand-crafted gin uses whey alcohol from Irish dairy farmers, the natural spring water from Ballyvolane House and an interesting mix of 18 locally foraged and grown botanicals.
“Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin is designed to reflect Bertha in her prime, with a fragrant nose, soft mouth feel and warming spicy middle notes to mirror her maternal core, and a long, confident fruit-driven finish to celebrate her longevity,” the creators of the new drink say.