The Orange 1800 Edition is inspired by the citrus trade from the 1800s between the Azores and the UK. The oranges of Sao Miguel have a fascinating history going back to the 1800s and the trade to the UK (read more here.) This trade and the riches that it created built the original Solar Branco Estate.
This gin infusion takes oranges picked locally as well as what we have growing on the estate to create a zesty infusion, bursting with orange flavour. The colour is completely natural and there are a few “secret” botanicals added to enhance the flavour, still coming from Sao Miguel and the Azores of course.
Slightly off-topic, but interesting never the less: The name “orange” is the only colour of the rainbow named after a fruit. In eighteenth-century England, anything that was orange was literally called “yellow – red” as there was no common word for this colour. As citrus came from the Azores to London, the name in Portuguese “laranja” was used, quickly becoming “orange” to Victorian Londoners. The rest as they say is history.
Note: All of our in-house infusions are used with local fruits and served when ready in very small batch editions. When it’s gone it’s gone! And this very special (and limited) edition is sure to be finished before the summer ends. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.