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Opening Hours

Reservation for drinks in advance recommended – BOOK NOW
Note:
Babies / Children under 16 are NOT allowed in The Gin Library

MON   Closed
TUS     16:00  – 19:30   | Masterclass (16:00)
WED   16:00  – 19:30
THR    16:00  – 19:30    | Masterclass (16:00)
FRI      16:00  –  19:30
SAT    16:00  –  19:30
SUN   16:00  –  19:30

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VISIT THE GIN LIBRARY

Visit Europe’s largest collection of gin here on the island of Sao Miguel. Taste the local Azorean gin, created by Ali Bullock, Baleia Gin (meaning whale in Portuguese). €1 is donated for each Baleia & Tonic to The Ocean Azores Foundation. Then taste one of the other gins on display, choosing from over 600 in the collection.

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The Perfect Gin & Tonic

Learn how to make the perfect Gin & Tonic. Visit the world renowned Gin Library, home to Europe’s largest gin collection, with over 600 bottles from 43 countries. You will be hosted by Gin Library owner, and Baleia Gin creator, Ali Bullock. Ali will teach you the insider secrets of how to prepare the perfect Gin & Tonic, featuring Baleia Gin.

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Walk-Ins

To avoid disappointment, advance bookings are strongly encouraged. We can only accept guests without reservations if space is available.

Babies / Children under 16 are NOT allowed in The Gin Library: We are a location serving alcohol. Guests visiting The Gin Library are not permitted to bring babies or children under 16.

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GIN FLIGHT: TASTE OUR 3 IN-HOUSE GIN & TONICS

Mr Pugsbys London Dry Gin
MR PUGSBYS LONDON DRY GIN
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BALEIA GIN

COMING SOON: Taste our 3 in-house gins with our exclusive Gin Flight. €35. More details coming soon.

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Senhor Raposa

Coming: Late Winter 2022

Journey back to 1860. Upon his return to the Azores, Senhor Raposa would share stories of his adventures around the world in his secret drinking den. Special drinks and cocktails would be enjoyed late into the evening. The only way to discover the secret drinking den is to be invited by Senhor Raposa himself.

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Baleia Gin: HELPING WHALE CONSERVATION

A DONATION MADE WITH EVERY BALEIA & TONIC SERVED: As part of our commitment to a sustainable future for the Azores, €1 is donated from every Baleia & Tonic sold to The Ocean Azores Foundation. In addition €2 is donated for each bottle sold at The Gin Library.

 

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The Gin List

Check out the list of all our gins here. Interested in coming for a free gin masterclass or perhaps just dropping by with a gin we don’t have in return for a bottle of Baleia? The Gin Library has over 600 gins for you to check out and enjoy.

 

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LOW WASTE | SUSTAINABILITY

A LOW WASTE BAR: The Gin Library as part of The Solar Branco Eco Estate aims to recycle and reuse as much as possible. Baleia bottles are returned to the distillery for washing and reuse. All our paper, glass and plastic is sorted on-site and taken for recycling. Our waste snacks and food is given to our free range chickens (if Senhor Miguel and Nuno don’t get to it first.) Leftover garnishes can all be composted.

 

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Taxi Service

The Gin Library is a short 5 minute drive from Ponta Delgada. Should you wish to take a taxi to us, we recommend Senhor Carlos, a very jolly and perfect English speaking taxi driver. He can be reached on +351 915 056 375
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Loose Change for Stray Cats

If you are visiting on your last day (or just want to help some stray cats on the island) feel free to drop some loose coins into our collection jar. All the money goes to the “Solidária Animais de Rua” (Animals of the Streets) association.
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