Building work on a planned new whisky distillery in the Lake District will commence in the next few months, according to newspaper reports.
The Lakes Distillery, to be built near Cockermouth, is the brainchild of Paul Currie who set up the Isle of Arran Distillery with his father over fifteen years ago. He had hoped to open in June of this year.
Currie, was quoted by the local paper, The News & Star, as saying: “Building work has been delayed because there were a few things we had to finalise as regards to the building work.
“The Victorian building, which the distillery will be housed in, is 150 years old and we hope that it will attract a lot of local interest.”
Although planning officers originally recommended that planning permission be refused for the distillery, Lake District planners approved the application in 2011.
The distillery will bring 27 new jobs to the local area.