Work begins on new Lake District distillery

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.

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New distillery for Lake District

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