'Tis the season to be jolly - festive tipples for your Christmas list

With the festive season fast approaching, the opportunity to crack open a warming tipple is ever nearer. Whether it's a hot toddy before bedtime or a Christmassy cocktail with friends, The Lakes Distillery is here to help you toast the longer evenings in true British style.

The ONE

There has never been a more appropriate drink for a winter night than a good whisky and The ONE, our award winning blend from the British Isles, is guaranteed to impress. There’s something magical about the smoky, fruity, nutty and slightly spiced flavour of The ONE whisky which enchants the senses on a cold evening in front of a roaring fire.

The Lakes Gin

If gin’s your thing, let the spirit of Christmas continue to flow with The Lakes Gin. The Lakes Gin, loving hand crafted in our small copper pot still, is truly born of The Lake District – it is the only gin distilled in Cumbria.

Juniper can be found across the fells in the Lake District, and we use this local juniper as the very heart of our gin. Using classic gin botanicals augmented with others native to The Lakes – including bilberry, heather and meadowsweet – this is an artisan gin which is complex, intriguing and delicious.

The Lakes Vodka

The first ever vodka to be produced in Cumbria. The Lakes Vodka is produced in the traditional way, lovingly crafted in our small handmade copper pot still, which maintains its delicate aromatics and flavours. It is triple distilled for greater purity, producing a vodka of outstanding character and complexity.

The Lakes Distillery is the first ever official distillery in the beautiful Lake District, in an area of unimaginable beauty encircled by Cumbrian fells. We believe that it is our stunning surrounding which inspire us to create our spectacular spirits, which are just as breath-taking on the palate. Wrap one of our bottles for the spirit lover in your life, or include us on your own Christmas lists.

Whichever spirit you choose, The Lakes Distillery makes the perfect gift to give or receive, time after time.

Media Contacts – Emma Campbell, Ellie McParlin at O PR

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The ONE is also available to buy online at http://www.lakesdistillery.com/shop/

The Lakes Distillery

Close to Bassenthwaite Lake, in an area of unimaginable beauty encircled by Cumbrian fells, is the perfect home for the first-ever Lakes Distillery.

The experienced team behind the Lakes Distillery, which includes managing director Paul Currie who co founded the Arran Distillery, Master Distiller Chris Anderson with over 30 years’ experience and Alan Rutherford a former Production Director of Diageo, are renovating the historic buildings of an old Victorian Model Farm next to the famous river Derwent and close to Bassenthwaite Lake, with the aim to produce a new world-class single malt whisky.

The water from the famous River Derwent, with its source high up in the fells, a team steeped in whisky experience, and perfect conditions for distilling are set to create a very special malt.

The Lakes Distillery will open to the public in late 2014. The Lakes single malt will begin production this summer, and its blended whisky from the British Isles, called The ONE, is available to buy now.

The ONE Whisky

The ONE is the first British blended whisky ever to be produced.  As opposed to blends made only of scotch whiskies, The ONE has been carefully created from whiskies from around the British Isles, leading to a very unique whisky. This is very much an artisan blend - the team in Cumbria has enormous experience in making the very finest whiskies, and their expertise has put together this outstanding blend, which has a lightly peated character. 

Blended whiskies are made up of grain and malt whiskies, and it is the quantity of malt whisky in the blend that dictates the quality – so the more malt whisky in the blend, the better the quality. The ONE has a very high malt content and its quality is very much in line with single malt whiskies.