Rocha Negra Gin is distilled here on the island of São Miguel, a place where black volcanic rock meets the pristine blue Atlantic ocean. Rocha Negra means “Black Rock” and honours the island, formed millions of years ago, from molten lava fighting the sea. Rocha Negra is intrinsically linked to the environment of the Azores. It is on this coastline with its unrelenting and unforgiving jagged edged rocks, that the botanicals found in Rocha Negra grow.
This is a gin best enjoyed as you watch the sunset over the green hills opposite The Solar Branco 1885 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.
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 Rocha Negra Gin and Tonic.
The Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate, through your host Ali Bullock, is a proud ambassador for the Rocha Negra Gin brand.