Take the lead and follow your instinct to discover "one of the top eight distilleries to visit before you die".
Their majestic surroundings inspires their artistic ethos to produce a range of fine whiskies, gins and vodka. Visitors enjoy tours of the distillery and tastings of the their award-winning spirits. Informal dining and beverages are available at their on-site Bistro.
Where is The Lakes Distillery located?
The Lakes Distillery, established in 2011, nestles on the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake, near Keswick.
The Lakes Distillery's Whiskymaker takes his inspiration from the UNESCO World Heritage Site where the distillery has been meticulously built within a 160-year-old farmstead on the banks of the River Derwent.
Easily found just off the A591 from Keswick or the A66 from Carlisle.
Details on what activities are available at The Lakes Distillery?
Experience the excitement of a distillery unlike any other, where the Lakes' Whiskymaker's unique approach comes to life. See 'behind the scenes' of the heat, smell and finesse of England's largest award-winning whisky distillery.
Take a Distillery Tour and enjoy a guided tasting of the Lakes spirits, or sample an Enhanced Tour with Extra Tastings. Alternatively for whisky connoisseurs, take the Lakes Malt Tour, with a whisky-focussed tour of the working distillery, taking a closer look at the stillroom and maturation processes and learn about the Lakes' elevage and blending philosophies.
Informal dining and beverages are available at the on-site Bistro, showcasing locall sourced ingredients and products.
Things to do in the local area?
Located in the North Lake District, the bustling town of Keswick is only 6 miles away to explore. There is also market town of Cockermouth nearby. Hiking and camping is also availble nearby.
Private tours, large groups, and bespoke experiences are available on request. Parking is free and coaches are welcome - please call to book in advance.