WELCOME TO THE GIN LIBRARY - São Miguel
EUROPE'S LARGEST GIN COLLECTION
RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED: Learn how to make the Perfect Gin & Tonic. Or bring a bottle we don’t have and we’ll will swap it for a bottle of Baleia, the gin made by Ali Bullock here on São Miguel.
Choose from one of our in-house created gins (see more here) or from one of the over 1,000 gins from the collection.
RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE REQUIRED
Join Chef Joana for an unforgettable sushi experience served in our exclusive, invitation-only speakeasy, Senhor Raposa’s Secret Drinking Den
Picking just one gin can be a tricky choice here at The Gin Library, with such a huge selection to choose from. With this in mind we created our gin flight experience
ECO LUXURY FOR THE CURIOUS TRAVELLER
A warm welcome awaits you at the Solar Branco Eco Estate. Choose from the 8 luxury suites and cottages on our country estate. Built in the 1800s, the estate has now been thoughtfully and stylishly renovated, balancing heritage, luxury and sustainability. With a minimum guest age of 16, we offer a peaceful environment for adult travelers.
And most importantly every guest is invited for Gin O’Clock each evening at 6pm for a complimentary gin and tonic here at The Gin Library
Reservation for drinks in advance recommended – BOOK NOW
Note: Babies / Children under 16 are NOT allowed in The Gin Library
* After 20:00 by reservation only
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 1,000 in the collection.
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 1,000 bottles from 56 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.
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.
TASTE OUR IN-HOUSE GINS
Ebisu Dry Gin
DOLPHINS SWIM FREE
MEDUSA PINK GIN
Baleia Gin: HELPING OCEAN CONSERVATION
A DONATION MADE WITH EVERY BOTTE OF BALEIA SOLD: As part of our commitment to a sustainable future for the Azores, a donation is made from every bottle of Baleia sold to The Ocean Azores Foundation.
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.