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© PHOTO FROM FRANCISCO GARCIA – PHOTO TAKEN UNDER AZOREAN GOVERNMENT LICIENCE NIR. 04-ORAC-2023

The Sleeping Whales of The Azores

Francisco gave me a call one afternoon. He was working on a project with The Ocean Azores Foundation, who we partner with through donations from our gin range. 

“I have the most incredible image. I need to come and show you. It’s something emotional. I came out of the water, with tears in my eyes.” 

With this, I knew he had taken something very special. And so he came to The Gin Library to show me what he had photographed. And so he did. He was privileged to spend over 9 minutes in the water with 2 resting sperm whales. He is the only photographer in the Azores to have photographed this phenomenon.

We had been working on the design for the new hero bottle of The Ghosts of The Ocean range and the moment I saw this photo I knew that we had the inspiration that we were looking for. And with this photograph, we started to design the bottle.

With the image in mind, our in-house artist, Catarina Limao worked on the design and subsequent designs throughout 2023 so that we could launch the new range at the beginning of 2024. Each bottle carries our mission, “From The Ocean. For The Ocean” and continues to make a donation to The Ocean Azores Foundation for each bottle sold.

 

Ghosts of The Ocean. From The Ocean. For The Ocean.

A donation is made from each bottle sold of Ghosts of The Ocean Gin to The Ocean Azores Foundation

FROM THE OCEAN. FOR THE OCEAN. ™

Protecting the ocean that surrounds the Azores

PHOTO TAKEN IN THE AZORES UNDER THE GOVERNMENT LICIENCE NIR. 04-ORAC-2023