Lakes Gin now available in selected Tesco stores

The Lakes Distillery’s award-winning Lakes Gin is now available in Tesco stores across the North West of England.

This latest distribution deal for the Cumbrian business comes on the back of a successful first quarter for the distillery, at Setmurthy, near Bassenthwaite.

It has seen growth in its distribution, including at Duty Free shops in UK airports and won several awards, including being named best distillery facilities in the world for the third year running at Spirits Business Magazine’s Global Distillery Masters 2018.

Nigel Mills, Chief Executive of the Lakes Distillery, said: “Our Lakes Gin, one of the first products we created, has surpassed expectations.

“The trend towards more premium spirits in the market is not slowing down, with quality and provenance at the forefront of customers’ minds, our premium crafted portfolio competes well with some of the biggest spirits brands out there.”

The Lakes Distillery has already produced 600,000 bottles of whisky worth £30million at retail.

Its products have won awards for its gin and vodka brands, as well as its blended whisky, on sale in outlets in the UK and in major export markets, including the Far East and Australia.

Steve Brooks, Tesco’s local buyer added: “We’re delighted to work with Lakes Distillery to offer its award-winning Lakes Gin in our stores across the region.

“We’re always on the lookout for the very best local products to share with our customers and these make an excellent treat for any occasion.”