While Portugal is better known for its port, that hasn’t stopped it from producing some excellent gin. Join us as you are guided through the rich history and flavours of gin with gin expert and host here at the Solar Branco Estate, Ali Bullock. This experience is held come rain or shine. When the weather is nice, the library doors are open, bringing the beautiful views of the green hills of Sao Miguel to the ocean beyond. There is also ample seating outside and we invite you to tour the grounds with a G&T in hand. For rainy days, we have comfortable seating inside.
Max: 6 guests (unless a group booking)
Hosted by: Ali
Duration: 2 hours
Your gin tasting takes you through the very best gins from the Azores and Portugal as you learn about the history of gin and its modern renaissance. You will try 3 gins with selected tonics and garnishes matched for each one. Light snacks will be served during the tasting.
Want to experience this tasting for free? To qualify for a free tasting (max 2 people) bring us a craft gin, one we do not have in our collection. To add a little mystery, we don’t tell you if we have it before you arrive.
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
If you wish to bring children to The Gin Library, we can organise a private event for you with a tile painting experience included. This means you can enjoy your Gin & Tonics in peace, and the children are entertained. After all, parents need a holiday as well. Please contact us in advance here to arrange an available time slot.
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