The Gin Library
“A 19th-century mansion houses the largest collection of gin in the European Union. “
Visit Europe’s largest collection of gin here on the island of Sao Miguel, part of the Azores. Taste the local Azorean gins, Baleia and Rocha Negra as you learn about the history of all things juniper at The Gin Library. You are also welcome to taste one of the gins on display, choosing from over 500 in the collection. If you bring your own bottle of craft gin and you and a guest will enjoy a complimentary Azorean Gin Tasting. More details here.
Ali is the creator of Baleia Gin and brand ambassador for the Rocha Negra Gin brand. He has spent the last 20 years travelling, tasting and collecting gins from all over the world. For gin masterclasses we are open by appointment only. We advise you to book in advance, walk-ins are welcome but we only have limited space.
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 are not allowed in The Gin Library or Senhora Raposas Secret Drinking Den
Refund Policy / Terms and Conditions
7 days or more in advance: 100% refund
Up to 48 hours: 50% refund
Less than 48 hours: Non-refundable