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. 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 taster gins with selected tonics and garnishes matched for each one. Light snacks will be served during the tasting. At the end of the tasting, you are invited to enjoy 2 full G&Ts - with the option of choosing from the ones you have sampled or picking from the wider selection in the gin library, one of the largest in the world.
Ali & Caroline Ali is a leading gin connoisseur and brand ambassador for the Rocha Negra Gin brand. He has spent the last 20 years travelling the world, tasting and collecting one of the world’s largest collections of gin, on display at the Gin Library. These travels inspired him to craft the perfect Gin & Tonic. He was the first to bring the Gin Sonic, a lower sugar variant of the G&T from Japan to Europe. He uses his extensive knowledge to host gin masterclasses on the grounds of the Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate. Caroline is the first and only trained and certified Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) guide in the Azores. She welcomes the opportunity to guide you to experience the natural beauty of the Azores with all your senses. She loves to cook with the best local ingredients and is an accomplished sausage maker.
Light snacks will be served to perfectly complement your tasting experience.
You will try 3 taster gins with selected tonics and garnishes for each one. At the end of the tasting, you are invited to…
We will conduct our gin masterclass in the Gin Library, located on the grounds of The Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate. Perfectly located less than 10 minutes from the main city of Ponta Delgada. The heritage house sits on top of a hill, surrounded by farmland, overlooking the quaint town of Livramento and the ocean beyond.
Azorean & Portuguese Gin Tasting