Head of Experiences, Gin & Tonic Development at Solar Branco 1885 & Author, "Life On Lava."


About Me

In 2018 I packed up the corporate world, 5 dogs and moved to a place few knew of, to open a boutique guest house. Here I am the Head of Experiences, Gin & Tonic Development at Solar Branco 1885, located on the island of São Miguel, part of the Azores Islands.

Aiming to be one of the most Instagrammed locations in the Azores, the property blends the past and modern together.. I am also the curator of the gin collection with over 400 in our library, exclusively for guests to sample.

Please feel free to check out more,

Host at Solar Branco 1885

A boutique guest house located in the Azores. Featuring a citrus garden, outdoor experiences and the world’s largest private gin collection


Enjoy the Outdoors

A fully restored heritage building, surrounded by Azorian farmland. Translated from Portuguese, literally meaning "a large, white manor house."

Learn More


Gardens, history & tours

Enjoy the history of the the islands told through citrus and gins from around the world.

Learn More


In the collection

Visit The Gin Library and sample some of the finest gins from around the world, surrounded by the world's largest private gin collection.

Learn More

The Gin Library

Over 12 years while in Hong Kong, I carefully curated one of the largest collections of gin in the world. While beaten to the Guinness record by the bar Atlas in Singapore, I can still claim the largest private gin collection in the world.

Come and enjoy an exclusive gin tasting, and if you bring a craft bottle not in the collection your experience is free.

Gin Azores

Experiences in the Azores

An example of some of the personalised experiences we have for you - The very best the Azores has to offer

Life On Lava - Blog

In 2018 I left the corporate world having worked for some of the largest brands in the world, from NGO's to Formula One. This is the story of the life changing move from Hong Kong to Sao Miguel in the Azores with Mrs B and our 5 rescue dogs.

Everyone dreams of giving up the daily work grind and drinking gin all day, read if that is the realality or not at Life On Lava

Life on Lava blog Azores

Contact Me

"Hello." While the Internet and social media are great, sometimes it's nice to talk in person. So please feel free to reach out to me at for any questions or comments you have. If you want a reply as fast as Usane Bolt, Whatsapp me +351 919 076 779

I live in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel in the Azores (where is that?)

© Copyright ali bullock 2018 All Rights Reserved. Designed & Developed by ali bullock @ Solar Branco 1885