New Brewery for The Lakes Distillery
Musk Engineering was involved in delivering a complete turnkey project for the new brewery that will produce this new whisky, along with The Lakes Gin and The Lakes Vodka. This included the brewery design, manufacture of stainless steel tanks & vessels, all of the associated stainless steel pipe work and the installation of the new brewery. The new brewery will allow the distillery to produce around 1 million bottles of single malt whisky a year, alongside gin and vodka.The Lakes Distillery is the only Distillery in Cumbria and the largest in England. The distillery opened to the public in late 2014. Based in a converted 1850’s Victorian farm, the distillery offers a visitor centre, Bistro and tours of the distillery. They will be releasing a new whisky in 2017 called “The Lakes Single Malt”. This will be a lightly peated whisky similar to those available from the Highlands.
The new Brewery project for The Lakes Distillery was one of the last large projects overseen by David Brown. David retired at the age of 64 after helping Musk’s achieve its most substantial growth to date. David helped Musk hit a record year last year achieving a turnover of £25m, an outstanding increase of 35% on the previous year. Musk’s would like to thank David for his substantial contributions over the years and hope he is enjoying his retirement.