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THE LEGEND OF SENHOR RAPOSA

The legend of Senhor Raposa is a long and storied one, almost lost to the foggy memories of time. Born into wealth on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. He was a curious child, running across the island of Sao Miguel on his own, discovering new sights and places. At school he would always be in trouble his teachers with his mischief as he looked out of the school window, dreaming about a wide world of adventure. This is where he earned his nickname, pequena raposa, the little fox.

In 1861, aged just 15, he jumped aboard a citrus boat to England instead of going to school that day. Here he made his fortune in the citrus trade between The Azores and London. He became the purveyor of exotic fruits and rose to the heights of the sophisticated English party scene.

A perfect Portuguese gentlemen, always in a 3 piece suit, and a martini in hand. He would hold the attention of a crowd at the bar, all enthralled with his stories and tales of his exotic homeland, an island far, far away, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, known as Sao Miguel.

But no matter what London had to offer, his mind wanders constantly at night in search of further adventure. And so, in his 30’s he leaves the dull, grey skies of London to travel the world. Following the stars in the sky he sails endlessly in search of adventure. From Japan to Tokyo, European cities to discovering the wilds of South East Asia. Eventually he returns to the Azores, his birthplace. Now a wealthy man, unrecognisable as the pequena raposa who sailed away all those years ago.

With him he brings his favourite cocktails, with the best botanicals from around the world. He shares these drinks with his friends in his secret drinking den. These evenings of gin fuelled liberation go late into the night, and members of these events become known as Sociedade das Raposas, the society of foxes.

And so he lived in a large white country estate upon a hill overlooking Ponta Delgada. Surrounded by curiosities accumulated on his travels across the globe. To this day, no one knows his true identity, the gentlemen known only as Senor Roposa, Mr Fox.

JOIN THE RAPOSAS

The only way to become a member of the “Sociedade das Raposas,” is to be invited by Senhor Raposa himself. Membership has its benefits, you will be invited to exclusive events at The Gin Library where you will be the first to try new creations from the gin lab, or gins newly arrived into the collection as well as enjoy a special rate on your drinks. And maybe, just maybe, you will catch a glimpse of the gentlemen known only as Senhor Raposa.

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FINDING THE SOCIEDADE

The location of Senhor Raposa’s secret drinking den is a closely guarded secret. It is known only to friends of Senhor Raposa, Atlas Obsura members and the occasional juniper curious traveller who finds the hidden entrance. Start your journey at The Solar Branco Eco Estate and look around for a hint to the secret space of the Raposas.

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