Whiskies from the Lakes Distillery have won plaudits at a global competition.

The distillery, at Setmurthy, near Bassenthwaite, picked up the England's best in category awards in the World Whiskies Awards 2019.

Steel Bonnets was named Best English Blended Malt No Age Statement Whisky and The ONE Limited Edition Sherry Expression was named Best Blended Limited Release No Age Statement Whisky.

Judges include international leading journalists, specialist drinks retailers and industry experts.

As country winners, The Lakes Distillery is in with the chance of being named best in category or the World's Best Whisky next month.

Nigel Mills CBE, chief executive officer of The Lakes Distillery, said: “As we move towards the release of The Lakes Single Malt Whiskymaker’s Reserve this autumn, both accolades, highlight the work of our whiskymaker and our holistic whisky making approach."