The Lakes Gin has been recognised for excellence at the World Gin Awards.

The spirit, from the Lakes Distillery, was presented with the gold medal in the UK Produced, Classic Gin category.

Nigel Mills CBE, chief executive officer of The Lakes Distillery, said: "I am incredibly proud that The Lakes Gin has received this coveted industry recognition.

“The Lakes Gin, has gained recognition for being of a high standard and quality. This award is testament to that and to our Cumbrian provenance.

“The Lakes Distillery goes from strength to strength and I am confident that 2019 will be another landmark year."