Your exclusive chance to own a share of the Distillery for as little as £10…
We’re offering £1 million worth of shares to the public, as part of the Government’s Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). The investment will be used to produce our award-winning spirits and expand our warehouse and distribution facilities. The £1 million worth of shares represents the final tranche of a £10 million EIS capital investment programme, that has attracted significant interest from high net worth individuals. There will be opportunity to purchase shares in much smaller quantities via Crowdcude, giving you all the chance to own a share of the Distillery for as little as £10!
We hope our latest project will create a cohort of passionate shareholder customers who will become ambassadors for our uniquely British enterprise. Since beginning trade three years ago, the business has grown from strength to strength, producing £30 million worth of whisky at retail (600,000 bottles!). We’ve accepted an affluent collection of prestigious awards and introduced a number of exciting new products to our delicious range. Our products are currently on sale in high street UK outlets and in major export markets, including the Far East and Australia. We’re going full steam ahead, and we would love for you to be a part of our exciting journey!
In addition to our fantastic collection, The Lakes Distillery has become a Top Ten Lake District tourist attraction, welcoming over 100,000 visitors through our gates each year to our Distillery and our Michelin guide recommended Bistro.
What you need to know
We are already delivering exceptional financial results despite only being in our first three years:
- Turnover is estimated to be £5m or above for 2017
- £1.6 million has been spent producing 600,000 bottles of whisky with a retail value of £30 million. Stock is laid down for a minimum of three years and one day before it can legally be called whisky, with our first bottles of Lakes Single Malt being launched in 2018.
- 160,000 bottles from our portfolio of premium spirit brands including Lakes Gin, Lakes Vodka and ONE British Isles Blended whisky have already been sold around the world.
Impressive? We think so too…
Our founder, Paul Currie, said: “The Lakes Distillery is a unique British enterprise, challenging established distillers with a range of new products crafted in the Lake District National Park by a business owned by a new cohort of entrepreneurs. We have tackled the launch of new spirits brands differently, by becoming a tourist destination in our own right, a community based restaurant business, niche exporter, and successful e-retailer, while allowing our core product, the Lakes Single Malt, to mature for its market launch from 2018. By introducing the world’s first blended whisky, The ONE, made from spirits from around the nations of Britain, together with the Lakes Gin and Vodka, we established demand for the new Lakes Single Malt years before it becomes available.”
“Our first investors, made up of high net worth individuals continue to invest, but we have decided to reach out to the public, who have been so supportive in our first few years. There is now a strong order book for our spirits, an established and repeatable trade at our distillery and the very real prospect for small investors of owning a piece of English whisky history. I am confident this next round of investment will prove popular and successful, bringing to the spirits sector the innovation that has led craft brewer, Brew Dog to challenge the orthodoxy of big brewers.”
As an investor, you’ll own a part of our company, our distillery and our world class spirits; your very own equity stake in The Lakes Distillery. By investing, you can share in the financial success of our future growth, through a potential increase in the value of your shareholding. You’ll also receive benefits in being an investor from free tours at the distillery and discounts off our range (exact details subject to amount invested). Our mission is to make people as passionate about our spirits as we are, and we would be thrilled to have you embark on this journey with us.
Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital, including illiquidity, lack of dividends and dilution.