What a wonderful highlight of the holiday. Visiting the Liqueur factory in Ribeira Grande, on Sao Miguel. It was founded in 1993 and uses all the natural resources of the Azores to create its liqueurs.
I was so thrilled to see how things were made and have a sampling of the natural fruit liqueurs and brandys.
The main products: “Ezekiel`s” Passion Fruit Liqueur (a milestone in the history and culinary traditions of the Azores and winner of six gold medals for its international quality), “Queen of the Islands” Cream Liqueur, a high quality Anisette Liqueur and variety of natural fruit liqueurs of the Azores Islands - the Passion Fruit Brandy is amazing!
One minor downfall of "back packing" we didn't have room to bring back some of the larger sized items that are bottled in handmade ceramic bottles that represent the Azores :( These were gorgeous! Don't worry though, we did bring back some smaller bottles to remind us of our tasting tour, they're just not in these amazing ceramic bottles.