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DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM THE WHALES OF THE AZORES
Each Baleia brand has a unique whale drawn on the bottle. Taking inspiration from the many species of whales that can be found in the waters around the islands of the Azores.
Hand drawn by Lemon
Each design is hand drawn by our in-house artist Catarina Limão, also known at The Gin Library by her nickname Lemon.
Sperm Whale | Cachalote
The Sperm Whale or Cachalote is the iconic whale of the Azores and was the obvious choice for the Baleia Gin bottle.
Humpback | Baleia De bossa
For our beer we decided to look to the Humpback Whale or Baleia De Bossa as the inspiration for this design. Incorporating the waves of the Atlantic Ocean as well. The design of the beer is to reflect the Azorean roots of the product.
Orca | Assassina
Our vodka was designed with the Orca or the Killer Whale in mind. The inspiration came from a photograph taken by Nuno Sa of Orcas, swimming at the surface of the water at sunrise.
Killer Whales are seen in the waters of the Azores and as the design of the vodka is meant to reference the fact that it is distilled through the volcanic black rock of São Miguel.
“Through donations to the Ocean Azores Foundation, sales of Baleia Gin help to support marine conservation projects here in this the Azores. We aim to ensure that the whales in these waters are protected for generations to come.”
– Ali Bullock, creator of Baleia