Free Gin!? Yes, you read that correctly. You can be a part of the community helping to build The Gin Library into the world’s largest gin collection.
Your first option is to bring us a gin (that we don’t have) and we will swap it for a bottle of gin made by Ali Bullock here on São Miguel. It’s that simple – contact us here and we will arrange a visit (please note the terms and conditions below.).
Alternatively, join us for a gin masterclass, bringing a craft gin we don’t have in the collection, and you and one other will enjoy the class for free.
The gin collection was started with friends bringing new gins to the collection and trying out ones already here. With over 350 gins brought to us by guests and visitors, the collection currently stands at over 900 bottles.
(1) It must be a craft gin (we have all the large brands / ones from supermarkets for example)
(2) Something we don’t have in the collection
(3) Unopened! (and full of course)
(4) Bottle size must be a 50cl – 70cl or higher (1 litre bottles even better!)
This experience is held come rain or shine. When the weather is nice, the library doors are open, bringing the beautiful views of the green hills of Sao Miguel to the ocean beyond. There is also ample seating outside and we invite you to tour the grounds with a G&T in hand. For rainy days, we have comfortable seating inside.
Gin library: If the house has guests staying, the library may not be available, and we will host the tasting in another location on the estate
Transport: This experience involves alcohol. Please consider a designated driver or book a taxi.
The Gin Library: Child Policy
Babies and children under 16 years old are not allowed into The Gin Library or Senhora Raposas Secret Drinking Den
Terms & Conditions:
Free gin offer only valid for advance bookings
The bottle must be an unopened craft gin that you leave at The Solar Branco Eco Estate
You must either be a guest staying on the estate or book directly with us
This offer does not apply if you book through a third party agent