Gin Distillery Tour, Tasting and Lunch in Historic House – Cork

What You’ll Do

Ballyvolane House is home to Ballyvolane Spirits where Bertha’s Revenge Small Batch Irish Milk Gin is created. Ballyvolane is the first distillery in Ireland to produce small-batch Irish milk gin from whey alcohol.

Owner and Master Distiller Justin will take you through his stunning historic house and gardens before touring the artisan distillery where you’ll learn all about the distilling process and taste his award-winning gin.

Afterwards, indulge in a delicious 3-course lunch made with seasonal ingredients from the walled garden and local artisan produce. The whole experience will leave a lasting memory of the unique taste and flavours of this idyllic area.

What’s Included

Distillery tour

Gin tasting

3-course lunch including tea/coffee

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About Our Member

Situated on an estate of idyllic landscaped gardens and magnificent parkland, located in the historic region of the Munster Blackwater Valley, Justin and his family live in this fourth-generation family-owned period home. Growing up it was an active dairy farm where Justin recalls spending many a school holiday milking cows, driving tractors, feeding animals and digging holes.

After a career in the management of prestigious hotels around the world, Justin returned home with his wife Jenny in 2000. His passion for food and drink led him to explore the distilling of gin. Teaming up with his old school friend, Antony Jackson they spent several months perfecting the recipe for Bertha’s Revenge Gin, before its launch in December 2015. This special gin is distilled on the estate and is made from whey, a byproduct of cheesemaking, which gives it such a unique taste. Wait till you try it.

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Key Information

Groups only

Minimum of 15 people

Suitable for


Ballyvolane House is located in East County Cork between the townlands of Britway and Castlelyons, close to the market towns of Fermoy, Midleton and Tallow. Ballyvolane House is signposted at each turn from the R639.

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