The Lakes Distillery

Opened in 2014, The Lakes Distillery is located in the heart of The Lakes Distillery, near Bassenthwaite Lake. Originally a Victorian cattle farm, the buildings have been restored into an award-winning distillery.

Voted “Best Facilities at a Whisky Distillery in the World” in 2016, 2017 and 2018, our distillery is a must visit attraction. Take a tour of the distillery, taste the award-winning portfolio of spirits, dine in the Michelin Guide featured Bistro at the Distillery or walk our friendly herd of Alpacas!

Our Vision 

Paul Currie, the original founder of the Lakes Distillery, is a man with whisky in his blood. So it is hardly surprising that he might dream about it.

This is the story of a dream come true (not that it was an easy task!). Our vision is to create one of the leading malt spirits in the world. We also want to offer one of the most unique visitor experiences in the Lake District. From a Victorian cattle farm to a world-class production facility of quality spirits, the creation of this unique venue was truly a labour of love.

Every detail has been carefully constructed to support the dream. From the restoration of the buildings through to the technology and hardware used to create the spirits themselves.

The science behind whisky is not a new process but the number of factors influencing the quality of the end product is numerous. These factors are what we make every attempt to shape, control and add flair.

The Lakes Distillery: our spirits

The Lakes Distillery’s award winning portfolio includes the only British Isles blended whisky, the Lakes GIn, the Lakes Gin Explorer and the Lakes Vodka.

Also, the distillery have created a family of flavoured “The Lakes” liqueurs including;

  • Damson Gin Liqueur
  • Sloe Gin Liqueur
  • Elderflower Gin Liqueur
  • Espresso Vodka Liqueur
  • Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur

The first expressions of The Lakes Single Malt are due to be released in 2018.