Crab Apples are attractive to look at, but those rosy ripe skin hues hide a flesh that can be wincingly sour. Bertha's Revenge Crab Apple Gin, is made by aging the fruit in BERTHA'S REVENGE IRISH MILK GIN for a number of months. It is then filtered before adding some local honey, jaggery cane sugar syrup and cloves prior to bottling. The crab apples are supplied by David Keane, an apple grower from nearby Cappoquin. His crab apple trees are excellent pollinators for his apple orchards due to the long flowering time. Some of the crab apples also come from the gardens at Ballyvolane House.
Crab Apple Bertha can be enjoyed neat or is an excellent base for a warming cocktail like a spiced gin and apple punch.