Tuesday January 28, 2020

Bertha’s legacy: The owners of Ballyvolane House have a secret weapon

Their unique-tasting artisan gin is named after one of the estate’s long-dead heifers

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

@gnelis
14th February, 2016
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Ballyvolane House in Co Cork

During the two and a half years that he was managing Babington House, the upmarket country house hotel in Somerset much beloved of celebrities and millionaires, Justin Green didn’t have to worry too much about getting bums on seats – or into beds.

“I think in the whole time I was there, we had vacant rooms on four occasions,” he says. “There were 20 million people within an hour and a half’s drive...

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