Baleia Gin Tasting

Price: €15 per person


Max: 8 guests (unless a group booking)
Hosted by: Ali
Duration: 1 hour

From the ocean. For the ocean.

Baleia Gin is brought to you by Ali & Caroline, owners of The Solar Branco Eco Estate and The Ocean Azores Foundation.


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.

This is a gin best enjoyed as you watch the sunset over the green hills opposite The Solar Branco Eco-Estate towards the ocean. It is a premium London Dry gin, which can be perfectly balanced with a garnish of Azorean grown orange, rosemary and a splash of juniper berries to bring out the best in the flavour. Take a moment, put your phone down, breathe in the fresh Atlantic breeze, feel the calming wind on your face and marvel at a place surrounded by thousands of kilometres of ocean and the wonders of what is out there for you to discover next.

Your gin tasting includes a journey through the history of the Azores, the Solar and the citrus trade with the UK as well as learning to make, and enjoying, the perfect Gin and Tonic.

Baleia is created in partnership with Lima & Quental, brands produced include Rocha Negra as well as Baleia Gin.

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
Children are not allowed in The Gin Library. If you wish to bring children to an experience, we can organise a private event for you with a tile painting 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. The above experience applies to the Azorean & Portuguese tasting only.

Refund Policy / Terms and Conditions
Up to 7 days or more in advance: Full refund
Up to 48 hours: 50% refund
Less than 48 hours: no refund available