Over the years we have learned a bit about gin as we have grown our collection to over 400, making it amongst the largest private gin displays in the world. 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 UK as you also learn about the history of gin and its modern renaissance. You will try 3 gins with selected tonics and garnishes for each one. Light snacks will be served during the tasting.
Gin is British. As British as the Queen, tennis at Wimbledon, tea with milk and cucumber sandwiches. It’s fair to say that we Brits are very passionate about gin in all of its intriguing dimensions: its past, with its rich and sometimes dark history, to its present, with the amazing array of botanicals being used to create fantastic small batch and artisan gin.
It’s undeniable that gin is here to stay. And who better to guide you through the rich history and flavours of gin than gin expert and host here at the Solar Branco Estate, Ali Bullock.
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.
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
Up to 7 days or more in advance: Full refund
Up to 48 hours: 50% refund
Less than 48 hours: no refund available