A new gin made with juniper berries which were plucked under moonlight has taken a top award.
Pennington’s Lakeland Moon Gin, produced by a team in Kendal, has won a silver award from the International Spirits Challenge 2017.
This saw a team of professional tasters test drinks from all over the world over seven days.
The accolade comes less than two months after the gin went into production but follows two years of the behind the scenes planning.
Burgundy’s Wine Bar – in Lowther Street, Kendal – owner Mike Pennington, his partner Annie Brownhill and his brother Fred Pennington decided to enter gin production after the success of their Kendal Mintcake Liqueur.
He said: “There has been a real revival in interest in gin but there are so many gins out there we wanted to produce one good enough to stand out from the crowd.
“Many have flavours added after the production, but ours uses the traditional art of gin making, including a 100-year-old copper still.”
He added: “We are delighted to have won such a prestigious award so soon after launching our quality gin.”
The team also have plans to create an organic vodka.