Solway Spirits Cortes (70CL, 40.0%)
From Scotland’s Solway Spirits comes the intriguing ‘Cortes Gin’. Some of you may be wondering if ‘cortes’ is a spice, or an exotic fruit, or even an intrepid Spanish conquistador considered to have contributed to the first phase of Spanish colonisation of the Americas. Well, it turns out, it’s the last one. Cortes is not only credited with bringing waves of Christian evangelisation to Mexico, but also for introducing vanilla to Europe – hence the inclusion of vanilla within this gin’s botanical selection.