Steel Bonnets Blended Whisky

Brand Creation

The Lakes Distillery Single Malt Whisky has just come of age. However, it will not be sold in its own right for a few years yet. Being close to the border and our Scotch Whisky neighbours, the idea came about to blend the Lakes Single Malt with a Scotch Malt Whisky. In the border region, between the 13th and 17th centuries, robbery and raiding were everyday professions, born out of a need to survive. The clans either side of the border, both English and Scottish, fought tooth and nail.  

Allegiance was to kin not kingdom. These feuding families were known as ‘the Border Reivers’, AKA ‘The Steel Bonnets’. Past hostilities now forgotten, our ‘Steel Bonnets’ is a happy union of all that is good, and we think you’ll agree our packaging design is pretty good too, and has since been shortlisted in some very prestigious international drinks packaging awards.