FROM THE OCEAN. FOR THE OCEAN.
Named after the Portuguese word for whale, Baleia is distilled overlooking the never-ending Atlantic Ocean on the island of São Miguel in the Azores. Every bottle sold helps to support whale conservation projects in the Azores. Our aim is to highlight the international importance of the archipelago to our understanding, preservation and conservation of these majestic creatures of the deep blue ocean.
OCEAN AZORES FOUNDATION
Every Baleia & Tonic sold at any bar on Sao Miguel donates €1 to The Ocean Azores Foundation as part of the 1 Azores program. The Ocean Azores Foundation will look to fund ocean based research and conservation projects based on all islands of the Azores. The aims are to give back to the community and environment we call home.
Baleia is proudly sources our botanicals and distills the gin on the island of Sao Miguel, part of the Azores in our mission of sustainability. The Limited Edition, featuring a Humpback Whale tail is only sold to selected establishments helping aid the recovery in tourism as well as donating €1 to The Ocean Azores Foundation.
We serve Baleia with a garnish of dehydrated Yuzu lemon and a sprig of lemon thyme. Both are grown here in the Azores, where the yuzu’s are exclusivly grown for Baleia Gin by just 1 farmer on the island. Yuzu is not a typical lemon, in fact it is not a lemon at all. It is instead a completely separate citrus fruit. It is thought to have originated in China, but the fruit is most closely identified with Japan, where it is one of the nation’s essential aromas and flavors.
From The Ocean. For The Ocean.
Named after the Portuguese word for whale, Baleia is distilled overlooking the never-ending Atlantic Ocean on the island of São Miguel. Every bottle sold supports marine conservation projects in the region through a donation to The Ocean Azores Foundation.
Blending traditional botanicals such as juniper, citrus and rosemary with seaweed sustainably sourced from the waters around the island. The gin has an exceptionally smooth flavour, mixing a touch of sweetness with the salt of the ocean.
Ali Bullock, owner of the world-renowned Gin Library bar, located at The Solar Branco Eco Estate, conceptualised and created Baleia Gin in partnership with producer Lima & Quental. Artwork drawn by local artist Catarina Limão.