The Lakes Distillery

The inspiration of our art is nature 

The Lake District has long been a crucible for creativity, a place where imagination can flourish, and it's no different for us. The Lakes Distillery's whiskymaker takes inspiration from the UNESCO World Heritage site where our distillery has been built within a 160-year-old farmstead on the banks of the River Derwent.

Sculpted into the bedrock of our distillery, the symbol of the quatrefoil represents our core beliefs. Faith, Hope, Luck and Love are the compass points of our journey, shared by like-minded adventurers who appreciate our creative approach to whisky making and the rewards of its discovery at the intersection of art, science and nature.

Whisky is more than a drink

All distilleries have a creation story, that moment of inspiration, some might say madness, when someone decides that they need to make whisky. Tied to the desire to distil is the pull of a place. So, the first question is why the Lakes?

Whisky at its best triggers an emotional response, it is more than a drink. It shares that with landscape. 

If you strip it back to basics what you need for a new distillery is access to lots of cold, clean water, space for storing the casks, and access to market. You could make whisky anywhere these requirements are met. What makes you choose the place, speaks of the person.

Embedded in people's lives

People stay in the Lakes because that ‘truth’ speaks to them, but they have to eat, and support their families. A distillery becomes part of a community, something which is especially important in rural communities where jobs can be hard to find.

Its presence ripples out across the region. Working in distillation, maturation, guiding tourists, serving food, delivering goods. It embeds itself in people’s lives. The distillery now employs 70 local people, and has opened up new career possibilities: distiller, chef, warehouseman.  It becomes part of the glue which deepens a sense of place. 

The Lakes Range

The Lakes Distillery Whisky: The Lakes whisky that has been produced is to an exceptional standard and is why The Lakes Distillery single malt whisky range should be in any whisky fans cupboard.

The Lakes Distillery Gin: The Lakes gin has won numerous awards and we are not surprised in the slightest! They have done an exceptional job in creating a must-have gin range that features in most households. The Lakes gin liqueurs are also a great addition to most drinks and cocktails. The Lakes Gin liqueurs are bottled at a lower ABV but are bursting with flavour.

The Lakes Distillery Vodka: The Lakes Vodka is perhaps one of the smoothest vodkas we have ever tried! The lakes vodka liqueurs are also pretty special, with our personal favourite being The Lakes Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur.

 

 

 

Outstanding is an over-used descriptor. For The Lakes Distillery, it is the only word that adequetly describes the craft, quality, style and taste of their portfolio. From Whisky to Gin to Vodka and Liqueurs, the range is simply outstanding. We are genuinely in love with their amazing creations. Don't just take our word for it.. Try them.

 

 

Products

The Lakes Distillery Classic Gin

The Lakes Distillery Classic Gin

An outstanding English gin from The Lakes Distillery, made with botanicals including juniper, black ..

£29.95 Ex Tax: £24.96

The Lakes Distillery Gin Gift Set

The Lakes Distillery Gin Gift Set

The Lakes Gin Collection offers a taste of the bestselling gins and gin liqueurs from The Lakes Dist..

£16.50 Ex Tax: £13.75

The Lakes Distillery Single Malt Whiskymaker’s Edition - Colheita

The Lakes Distillery Single Malt Whiskymaker’s Edition - Colheita

Colheita (Col-yate-a) means “harvest”, referring to the exclusive use of grapes from a s..

£63.95 Ex Tax: £53.29

The Lakes Distillery Classic Spirits Gift Set

The Lakes Distillery Classic Spirits Gift Set

The Lakes Classic Collection offers a taste of the bestselling spirits from The Lakes Distillery. Th..

£17.50 Ex Tax: £14.58

The Lakes Distillery English Vodka

The Lakes Distillery English Vodka

The Lakes Vodka is an incredibly smooth English vodka. It is distilled in The Lakes bespoke copper p..

£34.45 Ex Tax: £28.71

The Lakes Distillery - The One Orange Wine Cask Finish

The Lakes Distillery - The One Orange Wine Cask Finish

A limited release offer from The Lakes Distillery that is derived from first-fill American oak casks..

£44.75 Ex Tax: £37.29

The Lakes Distillery - The One Port Cask Finished Whisky

The Lakes Distillery - The One Port Cask Finished Whisky

Finished in first-fill Tawny and Ruby Port casks from Portugal for 12 months, this is a blend of The..

£44.75 Ex Tax: £37.29

The Lakes Distillery - The One Sherry Cask Finish

The Lakes Distillery - The One Sherry Cask Finish

This is a deep, rich and intense whisky that has been principally matured in European oak Oloroso an..

£44.75 Ex Tax: £37.29

The Lakes Distillery Elderflower Gin Liqueur

The Lakes Distillery Elderflower Gin Liqueur

The Lakes Elderflower Gin Liqueur is a delicately fragrant and uplifting liqueur with..

£23.90 Ex Tax: £19.92

The Lakes Distillery Pink Grapefruit Gin

The Lakes Distillery Pink Grapefruit Gin

The Lakes Distillery has done it again! The Lakes Distillery gin is consistently impressive, but thi..

£32.95 Ex Tax: £27.46

The Lakes Distillery Rhubarb and Rosehip Gin Liqueur

The Lakes Distillery Rhubarb and Rosehip Gin Liqueur

Zesty rhubarb meets aromatic rosehip in this refreshingly bittersweet liqueur with The Lakes Gin at ..

£23.90 Ex Tax: £19.92

The Lakes Distillery Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur

The Lakes Distillery Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur

A pinch of salt enhances the deliciously indulgent caramel in this alluring liqueur with The Lakes V..

£23.90 Ex Tax: £19.92

The Lakes Distillery Single Malt Whiskymaker's Reserve No.3 - SOLD OUT

The Lakes Distillery Single Malt Whiskymaker's Reserve No.3 - SOLD OUT

This English single malt was drawn from Oloroso, Pedro Ximénez and cream sherry casks, along ..

£64.95 Ex Tax: £54.13

The Lakes The One Fine Blended Whisky + FREE Sekforde Whisky Mixers

The Lakes The One Fine Blended Whisky + FREE Sekforde Whisky Mixers

The Lakes The One Fine Blended Whisky now comes with 2 x FREE Sekforde Whisky Mixers! The Lakes D..

£36.95 Ex Tax: £30.79

The Lakes The One Moscatel Cask Finished Whisky

The Lakes The One Moscatel Cask Finished Whisky

This spectacular whiskey is a singular blend of select grain and malt Scotch whiskies from the Highl..

£44.75 Ex Tax: £37.29

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