The Lakes Distillery
  • Meet Steel Bonnets | A cross-border blend of exceptional English and Scotch malt whisky

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    Past hostilities forgotten, this is a union of all that is good.

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    Creamy vanilla and comforting woodsmoke are interwoven to create a whisky born of the unique rugged character and heritage of the of the Scottish & English borderlands.

    The whisky has creamy, slightly nutty & full bodied flavour.
    Notes of vanilla, ginger, nutmeg, and hints dried fruit. All held together with a sweet & comforting layer of woodsmoke.

    We have created Steel Bonnets blended malt whisky to honour the memory of those people who lived in the Border Marches of England and Scotland during the 13th – 17th centuries.
    This Frontier territory, so distant from Crown control of both nations proved difficult to govern. In fact, the people of the Border Marches did not see themselves as either English or Scottish and therefore developed a certain independence of spirit that set them against the world.

    In early English, to ‘reive’ is to rob, and from this were born ‘The Border Reivers’, nicknames the ‘Steel Bonnets’ after the ‘burgonet’ or ‘morion’ helments they wore for protection.
    Robber and blackmail became everyday professions. Raiding, arson, kidnapping, murder and extortion were just an accepted part of life. These were not acts committed merely for personal gain but family survival. Clans both sides of the border claimed allegiance to Kin not Kingdom. Inter-marriage further strengthened family bonds, creating a unique blend of people that live, loved and died for each other.

    Today the borderlands are thankfully a more law-abiding place, yet still retain a strong sense of community and distinct character born of times gone by.

    Steel Bonnets is a blend of kindred spirits – malt whiskies from both England and Scotland. At its heart is single malt whisky from The Lakes Distillery, created with love and great care in the Lake District National Park. So, raise a glass to family and friends, may they be of the past, present or future.

    You can purchase Steel Bonnets below:

    You can even visit us at our distillery and enjoy a tour and tastings:
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