Our Distillery
Making the dream

Making the dream

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, alongside offering 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. Find out more about our production processes below.

Production process

Restoration Process

Turning a dream into reality is no easy task. When your dream is to create a world-class whisky distillery, ‘from scratch’, in England and within a National Park, you really do have your work cut out! 

After years of searching for the perfect venue, Paul came across some disused and derelict farm buildings near Keswick and finally, his dream started to turn into a reality. Against all odds, this Victorian farm has developed into a world class whisky distillery and visitor centre.

Find out more about our Restoration Story.

Our Restoration Story

Our Spirits

The Lakes Distillery is a driving force behind a revolution of 'new world' whisky distilleries. As an English distillery based in the heart of the Lake District, our contemporary family of brands have to speak for themselves.

Our signature spirit, the Lakes Malt, will not be released for general sale until 2018. But we don't stop at malt spirit. 

Find out more about our award winning family of spirits:

  • The one and only British Isles blended whisky, the ONE. 
  • The Lakes Gin, the only gin with true Cumbrian provenance.
  • The Lakes Vodka - the only vodka produced in the Lake District.

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Our Spirits
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