The perfect Gin & Tonic
24 YEARS. 103 COUNTRIES, 302 CITIES. 700 GINS IN THE
COLLECTION (at the time I write this.)
All to create the perfect Gin & Tonic. And now I want to show you what I have learnt. 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.
As you enjoy your Gin & Tonic, you have the opportunity to capture photos and videos of this unique location. Ali and the team are also here to answer questions about his collection of gins from around the world, and share information about the Solar Branco Eco Estate where the Gin Library is located. You can try additional gins from the collection for €15 per drink.
Named after the Portuguese word for whale, Baleia Gin is distilled overlooking the never-ending Atlantic Ocean here on the island of São Miguel. Blending traditional botanicals such as juniper, citrus and rosemary with seaweed sustainably sourced from the waters around the island. Baleia gin has an exceptionally smooth flavour, mixing a touch of sweetness with the salt of the ocean.
Every bottle and drink sold supports marine conservation projects in the region, through a donation to The Ocean Azores Foundation.
This experience is held at the Gin Library at the Solar Branco Eco Estate come rain or shine. When the weather is nice, the library doors are open, bringing the beautiful views of the green hills of São Miguel to the ocean beyond. For rainy days, we have comfortable seating inside.
Your experience includes one drink. Additional drinks are available to purchase.
The Gin Library: Child Policy
Strictly adults only. Guests visiting The Gin Library are not permitted to bring babies or children under 16.
Refund policy / Terms and Conditions
Up to 7 days or more in advance: full refund
Up to 48 hours: 50% refund
Less than 48 hours: no refund available