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A new and exciting blended whisky from The Lakes Distillery. The ONE is a tale of the British Isles, bottled in The Lake District.

There are now distilleries producing whisky across the British Isles, and this has led the Lakes Distillery to create an entirely new concept in blended whiskies - a British Isles Blend.

'The ONE' is a blend of very special whiskies from the British Isles. These have been blended with great care and passion to create a perfectly balanced whisky.

Tasting Notes

Slightly smoky, sweet and fruity, nutty, with hints of spice.

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Kin Toffee Vodka

New Toffee Vodka from the heart of the Lake District - Kin

Kin Toffee Vodka is made in the heart of the Lake District. A delicious hand blended, small batch vodka inspired by the stunning surroundings.

A delicious tipple with rich caramel tones and a subtle kick. Delicious served chilled.

This new product is produced by Judith Wren. Judith lives at the South end of Lake Windermere and is producing this artisan product for the enjoyment of all following increasing demand from her family and friends.

Available in 20cl or 50cl in our Windermere and Ambleside Stores or for wholesale enquiries, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 015394 46891.


Fino Cafe Bar

We are delighted to announce that we are opening a Cafe Bar in Ambleside in February 2014. The new business will be called 'Fino'.

Fino will be serving top quality charcuterie and cheese with fabulous wine, beer and spirits. Our aim is to provide the finest combination of Spanish and locally selected food, in stylish surroundings, with friendly efficient service.

You can find us at 2&3 Old Post Office Buildings, Millans Park, Ambleside from 10th February 2014.


Dine with Bordeaux

Dine with Bordeaux was held at The Brown Horse Inn, Winster on Thursday, 20th June 2013. Approximately 50 guest joined us to experience some fine food paired with wines from Bordeaux. Deborah Brooks from Boutinot briefly introduced each wine to those present and we enjoyed a relaxed evening with friends old and new. Thank you to all those who came and supported the event and helped to make it a success.

Apéritif - Ginestet Classique Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Coquilles St Jacques

58 Guineas Claret Bordeaux Rouge 2010


Boeuf Bourguignon

Château Fleurus, St Emilion 2010


French Cheese Board

Château Tayac, Margaux, 2010


Pain perdu et poires caramélisées

Ginestet Classique Sauternes 2011



Port & Cheese Evening

Cheese and Port Evening at The Brown Horse

Wednesday, 27th June 2012, with Chris Mooney, John E. Fells & Sons

A fantastic evening with the delightful Chris Monney as our host. Chris talked to us briefly about the history of port, how vintage years are declared and the different ports here were introduced as each was served. A lovely evening was enjoyed by all and I understand there may have been a few hangovers in the morning!

Barbadillo Manzanilla Extra Dry Sherry to be served as an aperitif.

Crofton Farmhouse – Dow’s Fine White Port.

Mrs Kirkhams Lancashire – Dow’s LVB (Late Bottled Vintage) 2006.

Sykes Fell – Warre’s Otima 10 year Tawny.

Quickes (Farmhouse Cheddar) – Dow’s Crusted Port 2003.

Strathdon Blue – Smith Woodhouse Quinta Madalena 1996.


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