It’s World Gin Day on Saturday 10 June 2017 and the The Lakes Distillery in Cumbria is has released its award-winning The Lakes Gin Explorer Edition as a permanent member of their family of spirits.

It’s a remarkable bottle design, powder cornflower blue hues with a matte finish and even features laser etched botanicals. 

This super premium version of the distillery’s multi award winning acclaimed The Lakes Gin features a mix of 15 carefully curated botanicals, including the use of local Cumbrian juniper and five other botanicals native to the Lake District National Park.

The Lakes Distillery Master Blender Dhavall Gandhi said “The tasting notes for our super premium edition will delight. On the nose is a combination of zesty orange citrus, coriander and cassia bark followed by hints of earl grey tea and cracked black pepper. The palate is almost herbal and complex with vibrant notes of juniper, spice and coriander. Black pepper dominates and leads to a long peppery finish”.

Only 3632 bottles of The Lakes Gin Explorer Edition have been produced at the Bassenthwaite based distillery in a hand crafted single batch distillation.

To produce the Explorer Edition, botanicals steep overnight in a mix of the finest English wheat spirit and pure Cumbrian water sourced from the adjacent River Derwent, one of the fastest flowing rivers in Europe. Then Chemmy, the distillery’s traditional, handmade copper pot still, begins a more

intense distillation profile and ratio of botanicals, as the spirit is slowly distilled into small batches ready for release.

The result is a complex, intriguing and contemporary gin. The Lakes Gin Explorer Edition is a rich and luscious new gin.  In 2016, The Lakes Gin Explorer Edition snapped up the silver medal in the Gin & Tonic Category at the International Wine and Spirits Competition. Cementing our serving suggestion of perfection, when drank neat or with a tonic of choice..

To purchase a bottle or to find out more information visit: or call: 017687 88850.

Based in the Lake District, The Lakes Distillery is Cumbria’s first malt whisky distillery for over 100 years. As well as producing Cumbria’s only malt whisky and a range of award-winning gins, whiskies and vodka The Lakes Distillery is also home to the Michelin Guide featured Bistro at the Distillery. 

The Lakes Distillery’s Summer Cocktail Recipes

White Sangria – June

Combine the following ingredients in a pitcher: 125ml The Lakes Gin, 750ml of Prosecco and 65ml orange liqueur. Stir in 250ml soda water. Add raspberries, peach and kiwi slices.

Garnish with mint. Serve with ice.

Grapefruit and Thyme Smash – July

Combine the following ingredients: 50ml The Lakes Vodka, 75ml grapefruit juice, 25ml lemon juice and 50ml sugar syrup. Cover and shake. Garnish with two springs of thyme.

Serve in jam jar glasses or tumbler.

Lavender Collins – August

Combine the following ingredients: 50ml The Lakes Gin, 25ml lemon juice and 15ml avender sugar. Pour into a jam jar glass or tumbler with ice. Top up with soda water.

Garnish with a spring of lavender.