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At The Lakes Distillery we believe in taking the lead and following our instinct. We have been distilling for only 6 years but this ethos has already resulted in us being voted number 1 of 8 distilleries to visit in the world before you die (World Whisky Day), to win the best distillery visitor attraction for the last three years running (Spirits Business) and recently to be voted as one of three brands to watch in World Whisky for 2019, alongside Hibiki from Japan and Starward from Australia (Spirits Business). 


When recruiting, we are focused on attracting people who share our beliefs and brand values and want to join us on our journey. You will need to be highly motivated at the prospect of joining an ambitious business, with an entrepreneurial approach; who value quality above all else and believe in being courageous, seeking out opportunities and are passionate about the role they play in what is a truly team effort.


See below for our current vacancies and, if you think you have what it takes, please email your CV to

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Whiskymaking Team

The whiskymaking team is led by our whiskymaker, who is at the helm of the spirit's journey throughout the distillery. Our artistic approach to flavour creation, from single malts and blended whiskies, to our range of gins and vodkas, ensures a unique collection of exceptional spirits.

We are currently hiring for:

Whisky Team Member

If you're interested in becoming part of our team, please email your CV to

Head office

Our small head office in Newcastle employs staff in finance, marketing, HR, and IT, amongst other roles. 

Although we don't have any vacancies right now, if you're interested in becoming part of our team, please email your CV to

Sales & Distribution

Our team is made up of people with a real passion and flair to help us to drive sales growth and distribution of The Lakes spirits. 

Although we don't have any vacancies right now, if you think you have what it takes to be a success at The Lakes, please send a cover letter and your CV to

Tours & Retail

With a wonderful gift shop, tasting rooms, and highly informative distillery tours, we have a team of talented people who create a world-class visitor experience and make people feel welcome. A passion for providing outstanding customer service is vital.

We currently have no vacancies, but if you think you are the perfect fit for our team, please send your CV to

Bistro at the Distillery

Our on-site restaurant prides itself on using local produce and delivering honest and hearty flavours., with attentive and high-quality service. 

We are currently hiring for:

Bistro Server - Front of House

Please email your CV to if you are interested in joining our team.