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.
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