Pennington’s Lakeland Moon Snowfell Gin 70cl 40% ABV
Pennington’s Lakeland Moon Snowfell Gin.
Distilled exclusively in partnership with the Craft Gin Club, Pennington’s Lakeland Moon Gin is a clean and uplifting London Dry Gin boasting fragrant juniper and citrus alongside balanced notes of spice on the nose. On the palate, you’re greeted with a good mouthfeel and slight astringency from the combination of lemon, orange and grapefruit peels, followed by the gentle warmth of a combination of spices that intensify the juniper-led flavour profile.
Proudly awarded a Silver at the World Gin Awards 2021. Mike Pennington recommends serving with plenty of ice, a twist of orange peel and a dash of Premium Indian Tonic Water. For the more adventurous, Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic Water provides a perfect balance of sweet and spicy notes to complement Snowfell Gin.
Pennington’s Spirits & Liqueurs wasn’t the result of board room meetings or spreadsheets but rather conceived “by accident” after owning Burgundy’s Wine Bar in Kendal for over 30 years. On a quiet Winter’s evening in 1990, Mike had the idea to create his own products with as much provenance as the selection of wines and spirits from around the world behind the bar – he recalled the recipe for Kendal Mint Cake that he would make with his grandfather and set about creating Kendal Mint Cake Liqueur. He never dreamt that it would leave the confines of the bar and certainly not develop into a whole new business.
It wasn’t until 2015 when one of the regulars in the bar asked if Mike and the team wanted to take a stall at the Kendal Christmas Markets that Mike thought about selling the liqueurs to the public. In conjunction with his partner Annie, they hand bottled a small quantity of Kendal Mint Cake Liqueur and Bakewell Liqueur in the hopes of a small success. Little did they know that they would be mixing, bottling and labelling until midnight every night, such was the success. This was when they received the first enquiries from local gift shops to stock a few dozen bottles and the real work began.
Once Mike sold Burgundy’s in 2018 as a result of the flourishing Spirits & Liqueurs business, they employed Annie’s son and their business has been growing ever since. Their family owned and run business’ therefore allows them to retain the poetic licence that started the business and ensure that their collective philosophies of hard work are evident in each and every bottle. In recent years they have won dozens of awards including Gold at the World Gin Awards (Lakeland Moon Gin) and Gold at the Liqueur Masters (Kendal Mint Cake Liqueur), as well as an array of other awards as evidence of this.