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spirits tasting

British Gin Masterclass

spirits tasting

British Gin Masterclass

Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
spirits tasting

British Gin Masterclass

spirits tasting

British Gin Masterclass

Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Your gin tasting experience 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 taster gins with selected tonics and garnishes for each one. 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. Over the years we have learned a bit about gin as we have grown our collection to over 400, making it amongst the largest gin displays in the world. 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.

Your host

Learn more about Ali

Ali

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.

What's included

Food
Light snacks will be served to perfectly complement your tasting experience.
Drinks
You will be served 3 "taster" Gin and Tonics as well as a 2 Gin and Tonics after your event, which you can choose from the Gn…

Where you'll be

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.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

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British Gin Masterclass
New experience
$45/person
New experience
$45/person