The Lake’s Distillery have launched an appeal for the public to get on board and help reach their goal of raising £1.25 million in 30 days.

The funding was initially opened as a private fund for a week, managing to raise £746,373, from 477 investors – however, the fundraiser on Crowdcube, is now open to the public.

The distillery, situated at Setmurthy near Bassenthwaite, will look to use the funding to increase the organisations warehouse capacity whilst spearheading a further push to increase the amount being produced of the award-winning Lakes Single Malt Whisky.

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Nigel Mills, co-founder and CEO at The Lakes Distillery, said, “We are part of a dynamic and growing whisky market, where the consumer is actively seeking out new and quality taste experiences from around the world.

“At The Lakes, everything we do is focused on creating exceptional flavours and delivering a quality experience, and I genuinely believe we have the right people and are in the right place at the right time to scale our business globally. This is an opportunity for people to join us on that journey.”

Communications manager Steve Gibson said the fundraiser should allow for the organisation to “triple their stock capacity”.

“The fundraising comes at an exciting time and, as we look to scale the business globally, this is an opportunity for people to join us on that journey,” he said.

The group have been working with international distributers in China, Singapore, Japan and across Europe with hopes of bringing into the world’s biggest whisky markets.

The site has already undergone a two year expansion project to triple the spirit making capacity following from the success of being placed within prestigious bars, restaurants and hotels, and the finest whisky retailers in the UK.

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