New distillery for Lake District

Work is about to begin on the first distillery to be built in the Lake District for 200 years.

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Distillery to provide jobs and tourism boost

The farm building that will be converted into the distillery Credit: ITV News Border

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.

The buildings are structurally sounds Credit: ITV News Border

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