EUROPE’S LARGEST: #647
Visit Europe’s largest collection of gin here on the island of São 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 600 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.
Visit The Gin Library, Europe’s largest gin collection. The collection the collection to over 600 bottles from 34 countries. Showcasing Baleia, our in-estate gin as well as Rocha Negra both proudly distilled In the Azores. The price includes your first G&T as well as an introduction on how to make “the perfect gin and tonic.”
Learn how to make the perfect Gin & Tonic. 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.
The Azores may be a tiny archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, but that hasn’t stopped it from producing several excellent gins. Your tasting takes you through gins created or inspired by the Azores as you learn about the rich history of gin and its modern renaissance. You will try 3 gin and tonics with selected tonics and garnishes matched for each Read more.
Take a look round the Gin Library, with over 500 bottles on display. Every evening from 5-6pm gin expert and host here at the Solar Branco Eco Estate, Ali Bullock, invites you to join him for Gin O’Clock. You’ll enjoy a complimentary gin of the day to get your evening off to a great start.
Bring a craft gin we don’t have in the collection, and you are invited to join us for a gin masterclass for free! Guests have brought us gins from around the world, from the USA, Canada, France, The Netherlands, to Poland and even as far away as Taiwan. You are welcome to choose from the selected gins in the library. As featured on Atlas Obsura.
VIP guests are invited to join a special Gin masterclass at the Gin Library, housing one of the largest collections of gin in the world. In this experience guests are invited to taste the top 5 gins in the collection picked by owner and gin expert, Ali Bullock. Each is individually paired with its perfect match of tonic water and garnish Read more.
Love gin?! Want to learn how to infuse your own? Join Ali Bullock, creator and master distiller of Baleia Gin as he guides you on how to make your own gin infusion. With over 600 bottles, we have plenty of inspiration for you to create your own amazing, and completely unique gin. Read more.
The Ginzilla is one of the largest cocktails in the world, and maybe even the largest available gin and tonic. Born in the spring of 2020, The Ginzilla is a 5 litre / 170-ounce monster gin and tonic – the equivalent of around 25 standard drinks. Served in a copper jug, it is designed to be shared by several people. A desire to drink irresponsibly is required.
Baleia and Rocha Negra Gin bottles can be returned to us for cleaning and reuse here at The Gin Library. In exchange we offer a 2-1 G&T at the estate (see below for T&Cs.) If you are not located on São Miguel it would be greatly appreciated if you would recycle the glass or turn the bottles into vases or lamps at home.
The Gin LIbrary
The Gin Library, on São Miguel island in the Azores, houses the private gin collection of gin expert Ali Bullock, with around 600 different bottles of gin. The Gin Library also showcases Baleia Gin. This is an award winning gin created by Ali and produced on the island of São Miguel.
Helping Ali to run The Gin Library are our Librarians, Lemon (head librarian.) and her assistants, Sr Miguel (senior librarian) and Nuno (assistant librarian). These former street cats now spend their days greeting guests, sitting on their laps, stealing their snacks and then having a nap.
The Gin Library is located in Livramento, just outside of Ponta Delgada, on the grounds of The Solar Branco Eco Estate. Please note: Strictly adults only. Guests visiting The Gin Library are not permitted to bring babies or children under 16.