Using whey alcohol from the local dairy farmers here in Cork, together with our own natural well water and an interesting mix of locally foraged and grown botanicals, we have hand-crafted a gin that highlights the character of Bertha in her prime.
Nose – 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.
Palate – our whey alcohol base comes to the fore on the palate. Like a conductor of an orchestra, she holds and releases the different notes to maximum effect. 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.
How to take her?
We are so happy with the complexity and smoothness of Bertha, that we really enjoy savouring her character by simply adding a splash of water, and sipping her as a digestif.
Try a her in a ‘B&T’ mixing gin to a classic Indian tonic over ice with a garnish of orange or grapefruit zest.
One of the great tests of a gin is how they perform in a martini. Bertha, shaken with ice and a suggestion of vermouth, poured into a chilled glass with a simple zest garnish delivers a gloriously smooth and precise cocktail experience.