Lakes Distillery to unveil new whisky and gins

10th August, 2016 by Nicola Carruthers

The Lakes Distillery – Cumbria’s first distillery in more than 100 years – is set to release a limited edition whisky and three new gin expressions next month.

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The Lakes Distillery will launch just 3,740 bottles of The One Tawny Port Cask Finish

Based in the UK’s Lake District, the distillery will launch a short bottle run of The One Tawny Port Cask Finish, as well as three new expressions of The Lakes Gin next month.

The bottles will launch at Taste Cumbria Cockermouth, Cumbria’s biggest food and drink festival, on 24-25 September.

Just 3,740 bottles of The One Tawny Port Cask Finish will be released, a blend of whiskies from across the British Isles finished in tawny Port casks.

The French oak casks previously held Port of between 10-15-years-old, produced from grapes grown in the Cima Corgo area of the Douro region.

The finish is said to enhance the whisky with aromas of nuts, dried fruits and orange peel.

The Lakes is also releasing new expressions of The Lakes Gin – the original variant of which is made with classic gin botanicals and local ingredients including bilberry, heather and meadowsweet.

All new expressions are part of a super-premium ‘Explorer’ range, including The Lakes Damson Gin and The Lakes Sloe Gin.

Earlier this year, Virgin Trains signed a deal to serve whisky and vodka from The Lakes Distillery to its first class passengers.

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