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Thirty jobs are promised with the opening of a whisky and gin distillery in the Lake District.
It will be run from a converted farm, and will include a cafe and visitors centre.
Samantha Parker reports:
Thirty jobs will be created by a new whisky distillery opening near Bassenthwaite Lake in the Lake District.
By next year the distillery, bistro and visitor centre attraction will be fully open, with the aim to bring more tourists towards west Cumbria.
The distillery, which will produce a Lakes Malt by 2018, is based the site of a former Victorian farm at the Cockermouth end of the lake.
Work is about to begin on the first distillery to be built in the Lake District for 200 years.
The new £2.5 million distillery, based at Bassenthwaite, will produce both gin and whiskey and is expected to open in 2014.