Set in the backdrop of the majestic Lake District National Park, the surroundings of The Lakes Distillery is in one of the most beautiful locations possible for a new distillery.
The Lakes Distillery has built up an award winning portfolio of spirits since officially being opened by HRH The Princess Royal with the Deputy Lord Lt. of Cumbria Charles in attendance in 2015.
This year, they released Steel Bonnets, the first ever English and Scotch blended malt whisky, crafted from exceptional malt whiskies from either side of the border. The whisky is intended to be a celebration of the people of our region and the history of the Borders… and now is your chance to own not one, but two bottles. Maybe keep one yourself and gift the other to someone special in life? Or simply rock out with both of them, the choice is yours…
Competition prize includes
2 x Bottles of Steel Bonnets
2 x Tour vouchers for the distillery to get a glimpse behind the scenes of their working distillery
2 x Rocking Glasses – let the good times roll with the Lakes Distillery branded Rocking glass tumbler that means no more whisky spillages
Want to know more about The Lakes Distillery Steel Bonnets whisky? Read on…
In their words:
“We have created Steel Bonnets blended malt whisky to honour the memory of those people who lived in the Border Marches of England and Scotland during the 13th – 17th centuries. This Frontier territory, so distant from Crown control of both nations proved difficult to govern. In fact, the people of the Border Marches did not see themselves as either English or Scottish and therefore developed a certain independence of spirit that set them against the world”.
So where did the name Steel Bonnets come from?
In early English, to ‘reive’ is to rob, and from this were born ‘The Border Reivers’, nicknamed the ‘Steel Bonnets’ after the helments they wore for protection. Robber and blackmail became everyday professions. Raiding, arson, kidnapping, murder and extortion were just an accepted part of life. These were not acts committed merely for personal gain but family survival. Clans both sides of the border claimed allegiance to Kin not Kingdom. Inter-marriage further strengthened family bonds, creating a unique blend of people that live, loved and died for each other.
Today the borderlands are thankfully a more law-abiding place, yet still retain a strong sense of community and distinct character born of times gone by. Steel Bonnets is a blend of kindred spirits – malt whiskies from both England and Scotland. At its heart is single malt whisky from The Lakes Distillery, created with love and great care in the Lake District National Park.
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